IN-18009 Conservation Evidence Intern


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Conservation Evidence Intern.


Internship Description:


Community-based natural resources management (CBNRM) is a widely implemented conservation intervention that seeks to empower local communities to manage and derive benefits from natural resources. The ecological and social outcomes of CBNRM are widely debated. Under certain conditions, CBNRM can provide both ecological and social benefits, while in other settings, trade-offs exist. To inform the design and implementation of CBNRM, WWF and its partners are monitoring the social and ecological outcomes of CBNRM in tropical forests and coastal marine ecosystems.


We are looking for a motivated intern to assist in the analysis, interpretation and visualization of ecological and social monitoring data from tropical forest and coastal marine systems in Indonesia.


Internship responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the implementation of social monitoring of marine protected areas
  • Data management
  • Statistical analysis of quantitative social and ecological data, including analysis of trends over time.
  • Communicating scientific findings to multiple audiences, including conservation managers and decision-makers.
  • Building the capacity of conservation managers to interpret scientific monitoring data.


This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with scientists in WWF and around the world; gain exposure to a wide range of conservation science and policy issues; and inform WWF’s monitoring and evaluation systems.


Minimum Requirements: 


The successful applicant will have a Bachelor or Masters degree in natural or social science with a demonstrated interest in biodiversity conservation. This position requires strong data management and statistical analysis skills. Demonstrated experience with creating R scripts is essential. Familiarity with GitHub and Microsoft Access are strongly preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Demonstrated experience in communicating scientific information in a variety of formats is essential. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is desirable. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, as well as part of an international, interdisciplinary team.


This position is based in Washington, D.C.



Washington, DC





How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and sample R script through our Careers page. , IN-18009


* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Formed in 1961 by a group of concerned biologists, WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, supporting projects focused on saving wildlife species and their habitats. Now over 50 years old, WWF works in over 100 countries and is supported by more than 6 million members around the world—uniquely combining global reach, scientific innovation, and local action to meet the needs of people and nature.

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