Collaborative Landscape Management Intern

Collaborative Landscape Management Intern, EcoAgriculture

Type

Collaborative Landscape Management Intern

Location

Remote

Deadline

2022-09-23

Description

 EcoAgriculture Partners is a non-profit organization that works internationally to facilitate sustainable food production, rural livelihoods, and environmental conservation globally. The organization does so by developing and promoting integrated approaches to landscape management (ILM), engaging in regional and global policy processes, and supporting the work of our diverse grassroots and international partners. A centerpiece of EcoAgriculture’s work is to facilitate and co-lead the “1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People“ initiative with partners who share ambitions to scale up ILM. 

The Cornell Ecoagriculture Working Group (CEWG) is a forum where the Cornell community interacts to help advance knowledge and understanding about collaborative, integrated management of socio-ecological landscapes. The CEWG has roots in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and collaborates closely with Ecoagriculture Partners. 

Responsibilities

EcoAgriculture Partners seeks an intern to support its Innovations in Collaborative Landscape Management program. Reporting to Dr. Louise Buck, the intern will support collaborative research, learning, analysis and capacity building for EcoAgriculture and the CEWG from June-August, 2022 with the potential for extension through December 2022.  Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week. The work will be remote, with regular communications via Slack, email and Zoom.

Tasks and duties include the following:

  • Support the development of knowledge products (learning briefs, academic papers, etc.) that examine ways that ILM can affect food and livelihood security, climate adaption and resilience, and related socio-ecological outcomes
  • Support the co-design, development and testing of learning modules that strengthen the capacities of landscape partners to practice ILM in ways that generate benefits for diverse stakeholders
  • Provide support on funding proposals that will enable the expansion of our program to reach more landscapes and accelerate our learning about scaling ILM
  • Support convenings of diverse organizations involved in the ‘1000 landscape’ initiative for assessment, planning, and capacity strengthening
  • Related duties as mutually agreed.

Requirements

  • College senior, graduate student, or recent graduate studying international agriculture, rural development, natural resources, environmental studies, development sociology, global development, public administration or a related field
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Research experience
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Suite and the Google apps ecosystem,
  • Strong multi-tasker able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible and willing to learn

The collaborative landscape management intern will gain an understanding of integrated landscape management and its contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, sustainable food systems, biodiversity conservation and other global public policy initiatives. S/he will also become familiar with cutting-edge 'radical collaboration’ and ‘lean design’ approaches to development.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, though a stipend of $400/month for related costs is available. 

How To Apply

Please submit your application for the internship to Ms. Alyssa Gartenberg, EcoAgriculture Partners, agartenberg@ecoagriculture.org. Include a cover letter describing your interests and motivation to intern with EcoAgriculture Partners, and your resume.