The Wilderness Society’s Research Department in Washington, DC has an opening for a summer *paid* full –time intern (37.5 hours per week) for three months. The intern will be joining the research staff that consists of experts in economics, ecology and landscape analysis. This outstanding team provides the science to answer pressing questions about mineral exploration and development, forest and fire management, climate change, and many other issues affecting public lands.
The Wilderness Society was founded in 1935 to protect wilderness and to inspire Americans to care for our wild places.
- Conducting literature searches on the ecological impacts of motor vehicles, noise, roads, off-road vehicles, and energy development to use in comments to federal land management agencies and outreach to TWS members and elected officials;
- Working with a bibliography software (i.e. EndNote) to collect
and integrate reference data from various regional databases;
- Assisting with research, writing, or designing publications,
reports, fact sheets, blogs, newsletters, etc.; and
- Creating a database of contact information to generate
distribution lists of target audience for various research products.
Qualifications / Ideally, the intern will possess:
- Strong writing and research skills;
- Strong computer skills (previous working experience with EndNote (Microsoft Access and Publisher preferred);
- Coursework in ecology, wildlife, natural resources policy
- At least two years of college credits; and
- A commitment to protecting the environment.
We are looking for someone who can devote 37.5 hours per week. The start date for this position is end of May or early June. Internship ends at the end of August. This is a paid position or intern can receive academic credit with approval from the school.
Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 references to Christine Soliva at research_jobs(at)tws.org
Put "internship" in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Deadline: May 15, 2010