Forest Research Intern
Location: Washington, DC
BIC is currently building a new civil society strategy on how to protect forests and forest peoples’ rights worldwide through influencing IFI policies and programs. This strategy will be informed by in-depth analysis and research exploring the IFI engagement in the forest sector and sectors impacting forests, as well as relevant financial flows from other IFIs and the private sector. Research may also include a survey of existing research on financial flows for forests; benchmarking of IFI, private sector, and national standards for forests; as well as a survey of relevant impact mitigation instruments for forest.
We are looking for a smart, proactive individual who has some exposure to international forest issues and has excellent research, analytical, and coordination skills. The successful candidate will undertake some of the research and analysis projects described above, and coordinate with others who are undertaking other components of the research agenda. The Forest Research Intern work will closely with BIC’s Campaigns Director and Forest Program Associate. The positon is a 3 month internship.
- Conduct new research and analysis on IFI and other public finance for sectors which drive deforestation, including agriculture, extractive industries and infrastructure.
- Work with other consultants and staff in producing other research reports, including an analysis of development finance impact on forests and an assessment of available tools for screening of project impacts on forests.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Knowledge of drivers of deforestation, community forestry, international financial institutions, sustainable development, and other international forest issues.
- Demonstrated experience in research, analysis, and coordination with colleagues.
- Demonstrated commitment to social change.
The position is a 3 month internship, starting in January.
Stipend of $1,200/month.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Forest Intern” on the subject heading. Anticipated start date is January, 2015. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, we will only reply to short-listed candidates.