Our team of conservation experts is growing. All paid and unpaid positions are posted below.
CHESAPEAKE CONSERVATION FINANCE FELLOW
Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) seeks a fellow to play largely a coordination role over six months to assist with a project aimed at identifying opportunities for legislation and to support more private finance initiatives to in the Chesapeake Bay.
The principle role will involve coordination of and outreach to a wide group of working group members and generally to keep the project on track. Tasks include:
- Scheduling convenings between project leads and advisors through direct contact with participants and using email, phone and online meeting planning software to simplify the process for participants
- Scheduling and preparing background materials for meetings of three working groups on conservation finance, restoration and watershed protection in the Bay; attention to detail
- Develop meeting agendas and track progress
- Record and disseminate meeting notes
- Depending on the skills and interests of the successful candidate, we may add additional tasks focused around the development of programs or incentives for conservation finance in the Bay.
This is a part-time project for 6 months, approximately July 1 - December 31. While the core tasks we need to accomplish are primarily coordination, we are very open to applicants with a sophisticated knowledge of the Bay, or conservation finance, recent MS graduates seeking first jobs at a tough time, and others who would want to add analytical and other tasks to the deliverables for this position.
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ENDANGERED SPECIES DATA AND POLICY INTERNSHIP
Data can transform how we restore rare wildlife—how fast we do it, how efficiently we do it, and how big of a difference we make. The Endangered Species Data and Policy Internship offers a unique opportunity to help conserve endangered species by improving our understanding of how the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented and using that knowledge to find radically innovative or extraordinarily mundane ways to improve outcomes for wildlife. The research will focus on questions that are highly relevant to current efforts to shape the future of the ESA, including regulatory and legislative reforms. The intern will gain valuable skills in researching science and policy issues; understanding how the ESA is implemented; communicating effectively in writing and verbally; and creating online visualizations of the research results. We prefer candidates who can work in our Washington D.C. office at least two days a week but will consider remote work arrangements. The internship is open throughout the year, and we request a minimum commitment of three months. The internship is unpaid, but we can help the intern seek funding or academic credit.