Climate & Agriculture Intern – Rainforest Alliance

Climate & Agriculture Intern (Washington DC) – Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

This internship spans across two programs within Rainforest Alliance: the Sustainable Agriculture Division and the Climate Program. The Rainforest Alliance’s Climate Program works to conserve biodiversity and enhance livelihoods by supporting sustainable land management practices that allow communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agriculture division works with farmers to ensure compliance with the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) standards for protecting wildlife, ecosystems, workers’ rights, and promoting the well-being of farmers, their families and communities. Farms that meet the SAN’s rigorous environmental, social and economic standards are awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal

Projects may include:

  • Assessing climate adaptation/mitigation agricultural tools and guidance materials
  • Supporting the development of marketing strategies to promote industry uptake of climate-smart agriculture approaches
  • Assisting with testing or piloting carbon/ climate related agricultural tools

Qualifications

Candidate should be pursuing graduate degrees that relate directly to sustainability in a science or business curriculum. Knowledge and interest in climate change and agriculture preferred. Candidate should have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently, possess strong analytical, research and time management skills, and be comfortable analyzing and interpreting technical and scientific documents.

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Application should send their resume and cover letter to climate@ra.org