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 Women Speak Research Internship

December 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 of volunteers from around the world - to conduct pointed research, summary writing, and data upload to contribute to the WECAN project 'Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies and Solutions From The Frontlines of Climate Change’. 

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Editing - We will be choosing one of the several researchers particularly for their experience and interest in contributing to the final editing process of moving research from the team to the online database.
  • Previous experience working for an environmentally focused /climate justice/social justice non-profit.
  • Diverse life experiences and backgrounds

Internship Details:


  • This is a remote position which may be carried out independently from any location 
  • 10 hour per week commitment
  • This is a 4 months commitment, though all researchers involved will be invited to continue to contribute for as long as they wish after the close of their initial internship period
  • 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, internet access, and ability to work on online programs, primarily Google Docs
  • Applications will be accepted through Jan 1, 2018, and online introductions and training for this position will happen in the second week of January. Start date is flexible, but as soon as possible in January.

Application deadline is January 1, 2018.

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