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Our team of conservation experts is growing. All paid and unpaid positions are posted below.

ENDANGERED SPECIES DATA AND POLICY INTERNSHIP  

Overview

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.

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DIRECTOR OF DATA AND MARKETS  

Overview

We are searching for a leader with private sector experience (MBA, etc.) who is creative and tech-savvy, and also passionate about conservation.  Our work is expanding in environmental markets and data technology.  In particular, we are looking at ways to encourage investment in data technology for environmental outcomes, including through brilliant new policies.  (If you don’t have an MBA, perhaps you are a data person with great people skills and a knowledge of investment or finance?  Or you might have a venture capital or business background and want to make a career shift to conservation?)

We do not yet have funding for a full-time position in hand, but we have a lot of flexibility and expect to get there soon.  You might be someone who has independent contracts that already support your salary part-time and we would cover the rest of your salary, or you are someone willing to take a risk on a part-time contract with the initiative to raise the rest of the funding.  Are you based in Washington DC or California?  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!   Contact us at tmale@policyinovation.org to talk about joining our team.  A first conversation now could lead to a call back later.