Agriculture Supply Chain Intern – Washington, DC
Organization: World Wildlife Fund, United States
Job Title: IN-13001 WWF’s Agriculture Supply Chain Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Paid
Position Dates: Start ASAP
Application Deadline: Send in ASAP
Posted On: July 30th, 2012
This internship will report to Matt McFall, Program Officer, Agriculture, and will work closely with members of the Agriculture department, Business & Industry staff and the WWF-US Markets unit. The intern may also have the opportunity to interact with company representatives from the U.S. and Europe. This internship provides an opportunity to improve research skills in a professional setting, gain knowledge about companies and environmental issues, and contribute to WWF’s mission.
The intern will be researching the impacts of agricultural commodity production and sourcing regions, and assist with analyzing environmental, social and business risks within the supply chain of WWF partner companies. Responsibilities will include:
- Researching agricultural production practices for specific commodities and the socio-economic issues associated with the countries from which they are sourced;
- Assisting with the assessment of the environmental, social, economic and supply risks associated with commodity sourcing;
- Creating reports based on the analyses;
- Identifying new data sources and ensuring high data quality;
- Interfacing with a database of commodity and geographical information.
- Recent Master’s degree graduates (within the last 2 years) or current graduate students in a relevant field such as international environmental policy, natural resources, agriculture & rural development, environmental science, or sustainable development are preferred; highly qualified bachelor’s degree holders may be considered;
- Part-time or Full-time (at least 20 hours per week); for 3-6 months;
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail, are obligatory;
- Demonstrated familiarity with the environmental impacts of agriculture, agribusiness and the food industry, rural development issues, and economics is preferred;
- Skills in Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Word are obligatory; experience with GIS and Microsoft Access are helpful;
- Fluency in English is required; knowledge of foreign languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese) is a plus.
How to Apply
Please email a resume & cover letter with the subject line “Paid Spring Internship Application” to Matt McFall. Matt.McFall@wwfus.org