Agroforestry Intern

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Conservation International

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Remote

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18 days ago

Agroforestry Intern

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global challenge. Due to the fluidity of the situation, we periodically reassess our plans to reopen our offices. For the safety of our employees, our approach is tailored to the situation in each of the 30 countries we operate in. Travel is only conducted when absolutely necessary and safe to do so. Hiring managers will provide guidance on flexible work arrangements in accordance with country-specific safety policies.

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

POSITION SUMMARY

Nature can provide at least 30% of the climate mitigation needed to limit warming to 1.5°C. One of the most scalable and accessible natural climate solutions (NCS) inventions that removes atmospheric carbon dioxide is reforestation and tree restoration, which has spurred global initiatives and investments to increase global tree cover. But without models and demonstrations of effective tree restoration in different landscapes and management contexts, most of these commitments have not turned into action or generated substantial climate mitigation outcomes to date. Conservation International has set ambitious targets for scaling restoration globally as a natural climate solution as a core component of its Climate Strategy. This intern position will work on a distributed tree restoration project with a team of CI scientists to identify best practices and opportunities to guide the inclusion of trees in agricultural landscapes, spanning both rangelands and croplands.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will lead and support the following tasks:

  • Lead the compilation of peer-reviewed research on best practices for adding trees on farms based on crop/livestock production system and geography.
  • Assist in identifying countries and institutional collaborators to implement distributed tree restoration in agricultural landscapes.
  • Assist in identifying important elements for a tree monitoring system in agricultural landscapes and compatibility with existing online monitoring tools/platforms that utilize earth observation data.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position is based remotely within the United States or one of CI Country offices.
  • Desk work only.
  • For the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our community, all US-based Conservation International staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandatory vaccine requirement applies to all staff working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site in CI US offices. Effective January 4, 2022, new hires will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a government-approved vaccine as a condition for employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Undergraduate level or higher degree in agricultural sciences, environment/sustainability studies, or a related field.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews.
  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with software like Microsoft excel and word.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team across the full diversity of CI’s global organization.
  • Ability to work effectively with multicultural, multidisciplinary teams worldwide, including CI staff and partners.
  • Willingness and capacity to navigate diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges and opportunities.

Preferred

  • Experience using reference management software and systematic searching for environmental evidence.
  • Language ability in Spanish, Portuguese, or French.
  • Major in plant biology, environmental studies, or restoration.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: June 21. 2022 (11:49 PM EST)

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled