Monday, August 10, 2015

Wildlife Crime Technology Project Internship

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), seeks a Wildlife Crime Technology Project Intern.

Internship Description:

Global wildlife crime not only threatens wild species, but also damages ecosystems and threatens local livelihoods and regional security. WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project is committed to combating this crisis, and is researching innovative technology tools to support field-based anti-poaching and wildlife monitoring work.

Our project seeks a motivated intern for desktop research on emerging technology tools for wildlife and habitat monitoring and anti-poaching. Focus will be placed on maintaining and growing an online community for information sharing among WWF Network scientists, and research and report writing.

Internship responsibilities may include weekly news and literature digest compilation, information and database management (including using Google Fusion Tables); support for the administration of an online Google Group and community (including drafting, editing and posting discussion topics, uploading new content and structuring information); moderating discussions/forums; and synthesizing weekly digests and relevant science news items.

Minimum Requirements: 
A successful candidate will be a junior or senior in college, or a graduate student; have strong research, writing, and communication skills; database experience; knowledge of social networking and online community management; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Background in web design, engineering, conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to engage with conservation practitioners; learn about WWF and its projects; and explore and communicate on innovative technology tools to fight wildlife crime.

Washington, DC

Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.

How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page., IN-16004