Certification programs are a common conservation strategy, but evidence regarding the impacts of these programs is scattered. To inform conservation policy and practice, this project will review and synthesize the evidence regarding the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of forest certification.
The successful candidate will examine published scientific articles, unpublished reports, and other sources of information. Project outputs will include a summary report and a comprehensive bibliography. Results will be published in the peer reviewed scientific literature and shared widely across the conservation community.
- graduate training in social science, ecology, or a related field;
- familiarity with biodiversity conservation in developing countries;
- eligibility to work or study in the United States.
- Foreign language and statistical skills;
- Preference will be given to applicants for whom this research could serve as the foundation for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation
To apply: submit cover letter, CV, and writing sample
Due date: April 15
Contact to whom applications should be sent: sharon.pailler(at)wwfus.org. Include 'Conservation impacts of forest certification internship' in the subject line of your application.