Intern, Resilience Atlas/IUCN Red List Data

Location
United States- Arlington, VA Headquarters
Posted
Apr 06, 2017
Closes
May 04, 2017
Industry
Associations
Hours
Full Time

Conservation International (CI) is seeking candidates for an internship working with a joint CI and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) team to understand connections among biodiversity, livelihoods and resilience. This paid internship will support a team of scientists within the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science at CI developing a tool to link IUCN biodiversity data with social and geophysical data in order to understand how biodiversity may influence the resilience of communities to stressors and shocks like drought, flooding, and storm surge, as well as to assess the potential effects of these stressors and shocks on biodiversity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will work with CI scientists to assemble and process IUCN data on biodiversity, integrate this data into an existing web mapping tool (the Resilience Atlas – http://www.resilienceatlas.org), and explore connections among these data. The Resilience Atlas tool guides users through a data-driven decision making process and has been utilized in investment planning and climate policy work throughout several African and Asian countries. The intern will assist the Global Synthesis team to strengthen the resilience of biodiversity to climate impacts section of the Resilience Atlas and create a journey from the insights observed from these data.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal office environment
  • The position is based in Arlington, VA

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Proficiency with Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as ArcGIS or Quantum GIS (QGIS)
  • A background in geography, ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields preferred but not required
  • Experience in data management in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills