Finance and Policy Intern

Finance and Policy Intern, EcoAgriculture

Type

Internship

Location

Remote

Deadline

2023-01-26

Description

EcoAgriculture Partners is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, engaged in research and advocacy for impact in agriculture and rural development. 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 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L), 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 Director for Finance and Policy, the intern will support the Finance and Policy activities for EcoAgriculture Partners and 1000L over a negotiable period between January and June 2023.  

The Finance and Policy intern will regularly interact with program staff to gain an introductory understanding of international rural development and finance, integrated landscape management, and international policies related to agriculture, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity. They will also meet weekly with the Finance and Policy team for feedback, to monitor the status of projects, and to develop and pursue a mutually agreed upon project of their own design.

This is a remote internship.

Responsibilities

The intern’s main responsibilities may include those listed below, among others as they arise:

  • Support research on innovative landscape finance mechanisms (including development banks, use of grant facilities, public-private landscape funds, green bonds, place-based development banks, etc.)
  • Support the development of a landscape finance introduction module
  • Backstop work with landscape partnerships to develop landscape finance strategies
  • Following up to the development of a strategy to engage businesses with landscape-scale approaches (dependent on intern skills and interest)
  • Various research, communications and administrative tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • College senior, grad student, or recent graduate with a background in studying environmental studies, agricultural development, economics, business, finance, policy or a related subject;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Strong multi-tasker able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Flexible and willing to learn

Desired

  • Professional fluency in Spanish or French

Compensation

This internship is unpaid. However, a stipend of approximately $400/month (depending on time commitment per week) is available.

How To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter describing your interest in EcoAgriculture Partners, along with two writing samples, to Juan Ramos at jramos@ecoagriculture.org.

We will begin reviewing applications on January 9th and continue until the position is filled.