Forest Campaign Intern
Location: Washington, DC
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social justice and ecological sustainability. BIC works closely with civil society to enhance their capacity and political space to participate in the design and implementation of development projects in their countries. The Bank Information Center’s Forest Campaign works to address the threats to forests posed by IFI lending.
BIC is looking for an intern to provide support to the forest campaign staff. Ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in international forest issues and mechanisms to monitor forest loss and impacts to forests. The candidate will support the forest campaign staff by performing research on various forest topics, including forest monitoring tools and their best use; and supporting other forest campaign activities such as writing reports, updating the website and helping organize meetings.
- Current college student or recent grad from an environmental and/or international development career.
- Strong research, writing, and communication skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
- Ability to work independently
- Experience with of forest and conservation issues
- Knowledge of sustainable development and international financial institutions helpful, but not required
SALARY AND DURATION
BIC will provide a $1,000 monthly stipend. Intern should be able to start as soon as possible and work through April 2016, with the possibility to extend. Intern must be willing to commit to a work schedule of 30-40 hours per week.
Send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and resume/CV to email@example.com, as soon as possible. Write “Forest Intern” on the subject heading. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.
BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. To learn more about BIC, visit our website at www.bankinformationcenter.org.