Our team of conservation experts is growing. All paid and unpaid positions are posted below.
Data Science Fellow
The Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) is seeking a data scientist with strong skills in desktop research, organization, and writing to assist on a part-time project of approximately 130 hours, between now and September 30th. We are working with the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit focused on research for the electric power industry. This work will help us understand current uses of data tech, data visualization, design science, AI, machine learning and innovative spatial data in environmental programs by the industry. The project involves a literature review on topics of interest to this sector, but also support for the organization of a workshop on application of data science to the industry’s environmental opportunities.
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.