The People & Ecosystems Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a results-oriented individual with excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills for an intern position to support Project POTICO. Project POTICO is an innovative new strategy designed to break the link between oil palm expansion and Indonesia’s rapid deforestation, through the use of low-carbon degraded land. Under POTICO, WRI and local partner Sekala are implementing pilot land swaps on-the-ground in Indonesia that will result in the establishment of a certified sustainable oil palm plantation on degraded land and the sustainable management of an area of forest previously slated for conversion. In addition, the POTICO team is conducting various research and activities designed to take the degraded land use concept to scale.
Ideal candidate will have a Master degree in environmental economics, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, public policy or other relevant field. Highly qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply.
Very strong writing skills and excellent academic performance.
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English.
Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related online applications.
Experience with online outreach, website development, and social media.
Familiarity with or working experience on Southeast Asian forest issues.
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research.
Ability to understand read and write Bahasa Indonesia is a plus.
Familiarity with Indonesian environmental law a plus.
Demonstrated interest in agricultural supply chains and certification systems a plus.
Permanent/Part Time: Summer 2012, full-time hours, with possibilities of extension