Program Intern

Program Intern, EcoAgriculture

Type

Internship (time commitment negotiable)

Location

Remote work

Deadline

2020-07-24

Description

EcoAgriculture Partners seeks a motivated and bright writer, researcher and thinker to join our team as a Program Intern.

 

EcoAgriculture Partners is an international non-profit organization that strives to bring about a world where rural landscapes are managed to improve rural livelihoods, conserve ecosystems, and sustainably produce food and fiber. The organization does so by providing training, research, policy, and finance solutions, and support to farmers, communities, and organizations at the local, national, and international levels. We use integrated landscape management as a widely-applicable framework for sustainable development and a solution to global challenges such as food security, persistent poverty, climate change, ecosystem degradation, and biodiversity loss. We are leading the development of the global 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative to use radical collaboration and human-centered design to scale our impact to the next level. To learn more about EcoAgriculture Partners, visit www.ecoagriculture.org. For more information on the 1000L initiative, visit landscapes.global

Reporting to the Director for Finance and Policy or the Director for Collaborative Management, 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. 

Responsibilities

Tasks and duties include:

  • Contribute to the writing of research papers and other knowledge products related to integrated landscape management 
  • Support the development of LIFT 2.0, a set of finance-related tools for ILM
  • Support the development and delivery of training curricula on climate-smart landscapes 
  • Various outreach and administrative tasks as assigned.

Requirements

  • College junior/senior, grad student, or recent graduate with a background in studying environmental studies, agricultural development, economics, finance, policy or a related subject;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Experience creating visually appealing PowerPoint presentations, synthesizing complex information for a general audience, and/or curriculum development
  • 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 highly desirable.

Compensation

A stipend of approximately $400/month (depending on time commitment per week) is available.

How To Apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter specifically describing your background, experience, and interest in this position; your current resume; two writing samples (maximum of five pages each); and two professional references to Tom Derr (tderr@ecoagriculture.org) with the subject line "Program intern - [your name]".