Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International
The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action as powerful stakeholders in climate change and sustainability solutions. For Our Earth and Future Generations A project of Women's Earth and Climate Caucus and its partner eraGlobal Alliance
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JOIN OUR TEAM: WECAN Seeking Research Interns

July 11, 2017
The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network is seeking several Research Interns to join a dynamic team of women working for climate justice, systemic change and women's leadership in climate change solutions. The Research Interns will work remotely, under the guidance of WECAN's Communications Coordinator and Executive Director, and with a fantastic team from around the world, to conduct pointed research, summary writing, and data upload as part of the unfolding WECAN project 'Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies and Solutions From The Frontlines of Climate Change’. 
 

Required Qualifications:

  • Confident and thorough research skills
  • Developed background and active interest in issues of climate change, climate justice, women's rights, activism, international policy and community organizing; Knowledge of intersectionality of issues such as climate justice, environmental racism, women’s rights, Indigenous rights 
  • Willingness to dedicate personal time to expanding understanding of critical climate justice themes and WECAN frameworks and programs
  • Bachelors degree, current enrollment in university OR equivalent experience
  • Strong writing skills and an enjoyment of writing 
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently 
  • Great organization and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Previous experience working for an environmentally focused /climate justice/social justice non-profit

Internship Details:

  • This is a remote position which may be carried out independently from any location
  • 10 hours per week
  • This is an unpaid internship - WECAN is willing to work with institutions/schools to satisfy credit requirements, volunteer hours, etc.
  • Interns are expected to have their own reliable computer and internet access
  • Minimum commitment is 4 months, with preference given to applicants interested in working with us for longer
  • Start date - Flexible, but ideally ready to begin before or during the 1st or 2nd week of August

Applications accepted on a rolling basis - Please apply by Friday July 28, 2017

 

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to emily@wecaninternational.org