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
« Back to News

WECAN Seeking Research Intern

January 10, 2017
The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network is seeking a research intern to join a dynamic team of women working for climate justice, systemic change and women's leadership in climate change solutions. The Research Intern will work remotely, under the guidance of WECAN's Communications Coordinator and Executive Director to conduct pointed research, data collection, background analysis, summary writing, and data upload as part of the Women Speak research team. 

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
  • Great organization and attention to detail


Preferred Qualifications:


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


Internship Details:


  • 10 hours per week
  • This is an unpaid internship - WECAN is willing to work with institutions/schools to satisfy credit requirements, volunteer hours, etc.
  • This is a remote position which may be carried out independently from any location. 
  • Interns are expected to have their own reliable computer, internet access, etc.
  • Minimum commitment is 4 months 
  • Start date is flexible, but preference will be given to applicants able to begin as soon as possible

All applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter, resume and references to emily@wecaninternational.org for consideration.