1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People Program Intern

1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People Program Intern, EcoAgriculture

Type

Internship

Location

Remote

Deadline

2022-08-15

Description

EcoAgriculture Partners is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, engaged in research and advocacy in sustainable agriculture, rural development, landscape restoration and biodiversity conservation. Specifically, EcoAgriculture Partners strives for a world where agricultural communities manage their landscapes as ecoagriculture to enable them simultaneously to enhance rural livelihoods, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and sustainably produce crops, livestock, fish and fiber.

EcoAgriculture Partners is the convener of the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) initiative, a radical collaboration of change agents working together to accelerate landscape efforts to sustain and restore ecosystems, build rural prosperity and confront climate change.

Read more at  https://www.ecoagriculture.org and http://landscapes.global.

Reporting to the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People Program Coordinator, the intern will undertake program activities for EcoAgriculture Partners over a negotiable period that can begin as soon as the right candidate is available. The program intern will gain an understanding of integrated landscape management by supporting the work we do in finance, policy, capacity development and climate-smart agriculture.

The 1000L Program intern will regularly interact with program staff across the 1000L initiative and gain an understanding of international rural development and finance, integrated landscape management and international policies related to agriculture, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity. The intern will also meet weekly with the 1000L Program staff for feedback, to monitor the status of projects, and to develop projects of their own design.

We are seeking interns who can contribute approximately 20 hours or more per week from September to December. Time commitment and hours are negotiable.

Responsibilities

Tasks and duties include:

  • Conduct research related to integrated landscape management, systems change and radical collaboration to contribute to and inform 1000L programs;
  • Contribute to the writing of knowledge products related to integrated landscape management;
  • Contribute to the development of the Community Catalyst fostering an active and engaged community of landscape leaders and practitioners;
  • Support the coordination of various workstreams within the 1000L initiative;
  • Work with EcoAg staff and the staff of 1000L partner organizations to co-design and test tools and services part of the 1000L portfolio to support Landscape Partnerships;
  • Work remotely with local landscape leaders to test tools and implement projects to support landscape action plans;
  • Support convening and partnership development activities to grow and strengthen 1000L;
  • Various outreach and administrative tasks as assigned.

Requirements

  • College undergrad, grad student, or recent graduate with a background in environmental studies, agricultural development, policy or a related subject;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Experience synthesizing complex information for a general audience;
  • Strong multi-tasker able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Flexible and willing to learn

 

Desired

  • Professional fluency in Spanish;
  • Experience working in a multicultural, multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with development, conservation or agricultural programs or projects globally;
  • Potential to connect the internship to their program of study (i.e. undergrad or graduate research/thesis project related to integrated landscape management).

Compensation

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

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter specifically describing your background, experience, and interest in this position; your current resume; and two professional references to Patricia Bon (pbon@ecoagriculture.org ) with the subject line "Program Intern - [your name]".