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Biodiversity Assessment Unit Intern, International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Washington, DC

Organization: International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Global Species Program

Position Title: Biodiversity Assessment Unit Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Stipend of US $1,000 a month.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

Description: The IUCN Global Species Programme produces, maintains and manages The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™.  It implements global species conservation initiatives, including Red List Biodiversity Assessment projects to assess the status of species for the IUCN Red List. The IUCN-CI Biodiversity Assessment Unit is currently working with NatureServe to gain a better understanding of the status and priorities for freshwater biodiversity throughout Canada. As part of this work a prioritization workshop to identify Key Biodiversity Areas for freshwater biodiversity in Canada is scheduled to take place in Toronto (Canada) in the week of July 20th 2015.

The incumbent will work closely with IUCN staff, principally in Washington D.C. and Toronto, to ensure that preparations (see listed items) for the above mentioned workshop are undertaken efficiently and within budget over the period of May-June 2015.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead process of organizing workshop logistics for July scheduled Key Biodiversity Assessment Workshop for Canadian Freshwater Biodiversity (Toronto). This primarily includes working with participating experts and IUCN/CI BAU staff to ensure travel and accommodation needs are met within budget.
  2. Work with IUCN staff based in Toronto to establish Canadian Freshwater Biodiversity workshop venue.
  3. Assist in finalizing any post-workshop logistics (final week of internship).
  4. Assist IUCN/CI BAU staff with any pre-workshop species data collection as requested.
  5. Participate as a facilitator in Toronto workshop (week starting 20th of July) if required.
  6. Undertake any other duties as requested by Manager of IUCN/CI BAU within internship period.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline, such as environmental studies, sustainable development, biology.
  2. Experience or keen interest in the field of biodiversity/species conservation.
  3. Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  4.  Excellent teamwork, coordination, and time management skills.

How to Apply: Please email, in PDF form, a resume and cover letter to Neil Cox at neil.cox@iucn.org . The subject line should read “BAU Internship Application”.

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