Intern, NASA Partnership (Science 2017)
Conservation International (CI) is seeking candidates to support coordination of efforts of the ongoing partnership between NASA and CI. This internship will support a team of scientists from CI's Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science in organizing and advancing the collaboration between CI and NASA for the purposes of Ecosystem Accounting. The intern will be responsible for facilitating correspondence between CI and NASA scientists in support of technical workstreams identified. The intern will also develop communication materials based on the ongoing outputs of the partnership. Finally, the intern will work closely with CI staff to engage in in-country partners and governments in support of the project. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with scientist to influence real- world conservation through the CI and NASA partnership. This position is based in CI's headquarters (Arlington, VA). A successful candidate will be required to possess strong organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, as well as an attention to detail. The internship will provide opportunities to contribute to written reports, develop communication materials, and/or oral presentations for CI staff. RESPONSIBILITIES The specific focus of the work will be determined by the interests of the intern and the current needs of the project but could include:
- Facilitating the CI and NASA relationship to support ecosystem accounting Organize meetings between CI and NASA technical researchers Provide administrative or communication support to partnership activates Develop communication material that highlight the work that has come out of the part ship As directed, organize technical meetings, manage correspondence and meeting minutes, and coordinate with other partners.
This position is based in Conservation International's global headquarters in Arlington, VA. This position does not involve travel.
This position requires strong communication and organizational skills. A background in conservation, environmental science, ecology, natural resource management, or related fields is preferred.