Resilience Intern, Ecosystems

internship - full time,

Environmental Defense Fund
Raleigh, NC
Closed
Posted 85 Days ago
Environmental Defense Fund
Raleigh, NC
internship - full time,
Posted 85 Days ago
Closed

Description

What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,433,257 ) Job Information Environmental Defense Fund Resilience Intern, Ecosystems in Raleigh , North Carolina With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the worlds largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life. Are you interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? By joining EDF as an Intern, you too can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. EDF's Internship Program welcomes intellectually hungry leaders to join us, advance our work, and cultivate the skills and relationships needed for a successful career working for the environment. Alumni of our Internship Program have gone on to important leadership positions, most notably our own President, Fred Krupp. Could you be the next Fred Krupp? EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career. Overall Function EDF has developed a Landscape Resilience Initiative on the Coastal Plain of Eastern North Carolina to benefit working landowners, rural communities, and environmental indicators. The initiative focuses at two scales, on the resilience of rural communities to watershed flooding and the resilience of local farmers to increasing weather fluctuations (i.e. drought and flood). We have identified a set of management practices and behavior changes to increase resilience at both scales. Yet these practices will only be successfully adopted if they meet the needs of communities, working landowners, government agencies, and other stakeholders. EDF is seeking a summer Resilience Intern to explore both deeply held and shifting perceptions of and approaches to flooding, drought and other climate-induced impacts in Eastern NC. This project will include a mix of qualitative research and data analysis to document and analyze attitudes, behaviors, policies, and decision making across Eastern North Carolina. The result of the summer internship will be a report of key findings and analysis. We anticipate this report providing timely information as the state remembers the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Florence (9/13/19). Key Responsibilities The Resilience Intern will work closely with agriculture, habitat and policy staff in the Raleigh, NC EDF office and across the organization. The intern will conduct research and analysis and contribute to the writing of memoranda, reports, policy briefs, and/or media and communication materials to advance the project. The final deliverable for this internship will be a presentation, written or visual, detailing the findings from engaging with key stakeholders, organizations and agencies. Qualifications Familiarity with stakeholder engagement, policy making, and governmental agencies. Ability to conduct both qualitative research as well as document analysis and other traditional research methods. Excellent analytical and writing skills. Experience with or desire to engage directly with rural landowners, governmental officials, and other stakeholders. Self-motivated with ability to work independently and in a group. Understanding of forestry, agriculture, wildlife or other natural sciences preferred but not required. Location Raleigh, NC Term 11 weeks during Summer 2019. Hours Full-time (35 hours/week) Compensation This is a paid position, funded through Duke University. Application Materials Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application. Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. 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Skills

data analysis, economics, microsoft word, leadership, research analysis, vba, stochastic calculus, econometrics, matlab, monte carlo simulation, applied mathematics, financial engineering, quantitative finance, sas, financial analysis

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