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Program Planning & Evaluation Intern, Amazon Conservation Team – Virginia

Organization: Amazon Conservation Team

Position Title: Program Planning & Evaluation Intern

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Dates and compensation: A minimum of three months or 360 hours commitment is required. During that time, interns are expected to work a minimum of 4-6 hours per day for 4-5 days per week. Schedule is flexible as agreed upon by the internship coordinator and intern.; The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $250, assuming the above time requirements are met.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2015

Description: Under the guidance and mentorship of ACT’s Strategic Planning & Evaluation Assistant, the intern will assist ACT-HQ with a range of programmatic planning and evaluation needs, including but not limited to assisting in the systematic documentation of ACT’s programmatic theory and the development of a programmatic monitoring plan. The intern will be expected to follow ACT Headquarters’ policies and procedures as detailed in the Intern Orientation Guide. Without guarantee, the intern may be offered the opportunity to renew the internship for consecutive seasons or semesters.

Responsibilities: Among other assignments, the intern will be primarily responsible for the assisting with the following activities:

  • Assist in the development and documentation of programmatic “theory of change” models
  • Conduct research needed to develop and implement monitoring plans for ACT’s field programs
  • Development of narratives explaining ACT’s programmatic theories
  • Development of an ACT programmatic glossary


  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Experience or dedicated training in one or more of the following: tropical ecology, forest or wildlife management, human dimensions of natural resources management, community-based social marketing, environmental education, environmental science, community development, indigenous affairs, or another related field
  • Access to and strong aptitude in online research of academic databases (Galileo, JSTOR, Google Scholar, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected], or mail to:

Amazon Conservation Team

4211 N Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22203

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