Thursday, April 9, 2020

Paid Internships with the World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute is accepting applications for the following internships:

WRI Overview
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.
Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. 
Apply by April 30.
GIS Internship
Resource Watch Overview
The intern will work on WRI’s Resource Watch, a high impact initiative to improve how we analyze, visualize, and share data to advance sustainable development. Resource Watch provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. The platform facilitates data discovery and visualization for over 300 datasets at the intersection of diverse environmental and social issues. Resource Watch sits in the Science and Research team, which promotes high quality standards in WRI’s research, ensures cohesion across programs and offices, and leads open data and information into action initiatives across the Institute.  
 Internship Summary
You will join a team of highly motivated individuals, including members of WRI’s senior leadership, to support the development and management of Resource Watch.  You will be expected to learn quickly on the job and will gain experience with working with scripting, data documentation and analysis, and geospatial visualizations. 
Learning Outcomes
  • You will gain experience in writing python scripts to:
  • Investigate data on the Resource Watch platform and conduct analyses to highlight key facts from datasets in order to support agenda-setting blogs.  
  • Upload geospatial data to the Resource Watch platform.
  • Clearly document all analysis to publish with the blog and support transparency and replicability in research.
  • In addition, you will gain experience in:
  • Creating custom data visualizations in Vega.
  • Obtaining information from APIs.
  • Investigating recent scientific publications and determining new data to add to the Resource Watch platform.
  • Working on GitHub to transparently store all scripts.
  • Conducting one in-depth data analysis of ocean or power data, or in a subject of interest.  
Internship Qualifications
  • Experience with geospatial analysis, especially Google Earth Engine, QGIS, or ArcGIS
  • Programming experience in Python, and familiarity with Pandas and GDAL, or a willingness to learn
  • Expertise in environmental science and sustainable development 
  • Excellent quantitative skills and a high degree of comfort working with data and web technologies
  • A self-motivated learner with a willingness takes on new challenges as required
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
General Internship Requirements
  • Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage.
  • US work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas.
Compensation
 This is a paid internship.
Duration
This is a full-time, six-month internship with flexible start and end dates based on the student’s availability and need for the project.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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Media & Editorial Communications Internship

Internship Summary 
WRI is seeking an intern to support the Core Communications team to support our media relations, digital communications, presentations, and other duties. The position requires someone who has strong writing and oral communication skills. We are seeking someone who is creative, highly organized, and has a passion for communicating to various audiences. An interest in media, design, social media and other communications is a plus. We are also looking for someone with a strong interest in environmental issues and/or international development. Candidates who have experience working with people from different cultures and/or international experience is also desirable.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provide general communications support to the core communications team and programmatic areas, including writing, editing, design, media relations, presentations, and other tasks;
  • Assist with media lists and research, including helping to organize and maintain WRI’s media database (Cision);
  • Write and edit content for WRI.org’s website and blogs; and
  • Provide administrative support to the team, including scheduling meetings, event logistics, note-taking, and other duties as required.
Learning Outcomes

The internship will gain experience in the following areas:
  • You will work on a diverse set of communications professionals and interact with staff in different programs and international offices.
  • You will learn about different international media outlets and reporters and strategies to reach them.
  • You will get first-hand experience with social media and other communications channels.
  • You will learn to juggle different projects and interact with staff at different levels within the organization.
  • You will gain exposure to one of the leading global research organizations, with a focus on the environment and international development.
Internship Qualifications
  • Pursuing or completed undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, journalism or public relations, international relations, or similar degree.
  • Highly organized and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time;
  • Strong communication skills, including written and oral communications;
  • Prior experience with media databases like Cision are preferred but not required;
  • Design skills, including Photoshop and Powerpoint are desirable; and
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
General Internship Requirements
  • Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage
  • U.S. work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas.
Compensation 
This is a paid internship. 
Duration 
This is a summer internship with flexible start and end dates based on the student’s availability and need for the project.
How to Apply 
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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Video Production Internship
Communications Overview
WRI Core Communications team, based largely in Washington DC, oversees strategy and outreach for the Institute in support of WRI leadership, program, centers and international offices. Communications is crucial to WRI’s success at achieving rapid, systemic changes. The global communications team strives to work as an integrated global network to expand WRI’s reach, reputation and impact.
Internship Summary
The video & communications intern will support the core communication team in developing new videos for all digital platforms, working to research footage, coordinate production and editing, and provide other logistical support. In addition, this person will provide general support to the Core Communication team including with operations, scheduling, media relations, writing, events, and other duties as required. The position requires someone who is familiar with video production, and is creative, a strong writer, highly organized, and enthusiastic. An interest in environmental issues and/or international development is highly desirable.
This position will sit on the core communications team, working closely with the Video Production Specialist, and report to the Creative Director.
Learning Outcomes
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
  • Working on the Core Communication team and interact with staff in different programs, centers and international offices
  • Gaining exposure to one of the leading global research organizations with a focus on the environment and international development
  • Providing general support to the Core Communication team, including writing, media relations, presentations, events and more
  • Responsibility for supporting meetings and general coordination to the team which may require logistics, travel, scheduling meetings, taking notes, and other duties as required
Internship Qualifications
  • Professional experience working on video projects, with an understanding of video production and editing.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro. After Effects experience is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Recent undergraduate or graduate student in video production is desirable
  • Creativity and a strong visual sense
  • Highly organized and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong communication skills, including written and oral communications
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
General Internship Requirements
  • Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage.
  • U.S. work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas.
Compensation
This is a paid internship.
Duration
This is a full-time, four-month (16 week) summer internship with flexible start and end dates (March to July) based on availability.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.