Intern, Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation

United States- Arlington, VA Headquarters
Jan 20, 2017
May 17, 2017
Full Time

Conservation International (CI) works with more than 1,000 private and public partners through 30 offices around the world to foster economic growth and human prosperity through the care of nature. Through our Center for Science, Center for Oceans, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, and Policy Center, we create the science and tools that empower decision makers to sustain the nature that sustains us. We apply these tools on the ground through our regional divisions and country programs around the world. 

With multiple geographic regions and programmatic centers, establishing and maintaining strategic alignment is essential. Reporting to the Director of Strategy Development, the Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation Intern will assist CI’s Global Strategy Group in its mandate to develop a system of metrics to monitor our progress against clear, targeted and cogent institutional strategies. The Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation Intern will be exposed to a variety of conservation topics as our institutional strategies span our goals and actions on core themes (e.g. Climate, Oceans) and key geographic priorities (e.g. Amazonia, the Greater Mekong).


The Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation Intern will assist the Global Strategy Group with the development, application, and maintenance of a monitoring system for strategic performance. The resulting 'dashboard' will be used across the institution to track strategic progress against programmatic, funding raising, and alignment targets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the creation of a simple and effective monitoring system that consistently tracks institution-wide progress against strategic goals
  • Create and manage an internal process to initially populate the dashboards and update data annually
  • Lead and maintain the integration of programmatic, fundraising, and alignment targets into the dashboards
  • Create a clear visual to convey highlights for Board reporting
  • Create a system for the long-term data management and organization for the dashboards

    Located in Conservation International's Headquarters (Arlington, VA) Casual and flexible work environment Paid internship, minimum of 15 hours per week

    Actively pursuing a degree in environmental studies, conservation, development, or other applicable field Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to rapidly synthesize existing knowledge and research on a variety of topics Organizational and analytical skills Attentiveness to detail Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to multi-task, work successfully under pressure, and effectively manage time and workload

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