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Feb 27 / BARD CEP

Global Programs Intern, Rights and Resources – Washington, DC

Organization: Rights and Resources

Position Title: Global Programs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a part-time, paid internship based in Georgetown, Washington DC.  The position requires 30 hours of work per week, with compensation at a competitive hourly rate based on skills and experience.

Application Deadline: Rolling for Summer and Fall

Description: We are looking for a hard-working individual who will take initiative, demonstrate responsibility, and become an integral part of our small and dedicated team.

The Intern will have the opportunity to become closely involved in the programs and functions of the coalition, and to learn about the work of RRI in human rights, forest tenure, poverty alleviation, livelihoods security, and conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to gain experience in the sectors of human rights and international development, while contributing to the work of an international coalition.

The individual will report directly to the Private Sector Analyst, and will work closely other Global Programs and RRI staff.


  • Support RRI’s core analytical work to finalize a baseline of the extent of lands globally to which Indigenous Peoples and local communities have management and/or ownership rights, including gathering and processing data and facilitating peer review.
  • Assist in ongoing project management for this work, including consultancy contracts, tracking budgets and expenditures, and reporting.
  • Support preparation and coordination of international events, including RRI’s 17thDialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change.  Act as primary point of contact for event participants on event logistics.
  • Support RRI’s thematic research on land and forest tenure, climate change, private sector engagement, gender, and conservation as required.
  • Provide general program for the Global Programs team, and willingly undertake other tasks as requested.


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Access, is necessary; knowledge of GIS and web platforms also valued.
  • Knowledge of land and natural resource tenure, environment/climate, and/or international development issues.
  • Strong and demonstrated research and communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in English. Professional fluency in French and/or Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Ability to organize complex international events, including travel.
  • Some experience in project or financial management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive assignments.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Courteous and professional manner, with respect for other cultures.
  • Familiarity or demonstrated interest in an international context, and demonstrated interest in the issues at the heart of Rights and Resources Initiative’s program of work.
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics, geography, environmental science, or related discipline.
  • Initiative and ability for self-directed, independent work.
  • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and short (1-2 pages maximum) writing sample to  The subject line of the email must read: “Strategic Analysis Intern – Spring 2015”.

Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Apply early. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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