• Climate Program Intern

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Intern (Full Time)
  • Position Overview

    Are you committed to accountability? Do you have the courage to take risks? Do you believe in investing in people? Do you have the mindset of “solutionology”? Do you have the spirit of celebration? You are in the right place!

    Rare is seeking candidates for our 2019 Summer Internship within our Climate Program.


    As a Rare intern, you will gain working knowledge and valuable insight into the nonprofit, conservation and development space.  


    Our Summer Internship Program takes place at Rare’s headquarters, located in Arlington, VA. This is an 8 week internship program that runs from June 4th  through August 2nd . Rare pays an hourly salary to all interns.

    Position Overview:

    Rare has a long track record working with communities to deliver climate benefits, but it is only now structuring a formal Climate Program. This cross-cutting program will encompass Rare’s work on nature-based solutions including blue carbon, sustainable fisheries, and climate-relevant agricultural practices.  The intern may be required to undertake research in these areas and to support discussions and information flows across teams in Rare. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in grounding climate action and better understanding these areas of effort. 


    Experience and Education:

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Economics, or a related field with experience in climate change and agricultural systems.
    • Experience or exposure to CSA a plus
    • Dynamic personality ready to contribute where needed
    • Well organized, self-motivated, and able to manage deadlines independently
    • Excellent understanding of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Eager and quick to learn new systems and software
    • Editing, writing experience, and research experience strongly preferred
    • Superb attention to detail and proven ability to execute highly specific tasks
    • Interest in conservation/environmental issues through coursework, work experience, or extracurricular activities
    • Native or near-native written and spoken English language skills required

    Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V


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