Learning & Development Intern

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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18 days ago

Internship Summary:

Your work will largely focus on helping the RDI team create, implement and improve learning courses for WRI staff. This may include creating and refining course content and curriculum, designing a rollout plan for new courses, and coordinating staff training opportunities. The role will also help to evaluate and improve the courses. Course topics under development include research design, map-making, research ethics and human subject protection. The intern will also work on internal communications and stakeholder engagement, supporting RDI in disseminating its policies and guidance across the more than 1,800 staff and 5 continents where WRI works. We work with partners in more than 50 countries and currently have offices in 12 countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The RDI team is currently working on several initiatives affecting staff across the WRI-matrix.

Internship Learning Outcomes:

The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

  • You will learn how to communicate clearly with staff in different countries.
  • You will learn how to develop courses that help staff meet their learning objectives
  • You will learn how to provide information on processes and methods in innovative ways.
  • You will collect feedback from worldwide staff to improve RDI’s communication and support offerings.

Internship Qualifications:

  • Experience developing course curriculum or STEM education is a plus
  • Familiarity creating online content (short videos, engaging graphics, etc.)
  • Clear communicator.
  • Knowledge of different cultures and interest in research methods and processes is a plus.

The pay range for this internship opportunity is between $16-20/hour, commensurate with qualifications.

Duration and Location

  • This is a part-time, 6-month internship with flexible start and end dates based on the student’s availability and needs for the project.
  • This is a remote-based internship with the option to work out of the Washington D.C. office once it reopens.
  • WRI will provide a laptop for the duration of your internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview (for Internship):

RDI fosters a culture of research excellence and ensures high quality research across WRI. The RDI team provides guidance and mentoring to staff and oversees the peer review process for research products, which include both traditional documents and interactive applications. We measure the success of publications in terms of the quality of research and its ability to drive change in the world in ways that support our mission. WRI’s Data Lab is also part of the RDI team. The Data Lab works throughout the institute to help researchers harness the full power of the data revolution and use modern technology to solve today’s most pressing issues. The Data Lab upholds WRI’s rigorous data standards and commitment to open data and knowledge-sharing.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.

WRI is committed to advancing gender, racial, and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.