Forest Carbon Internship Position

Description:
Ecosystem Marketplace is seeking an intern to contribute to our forest carbon team beginning July 1.  The intern may be full or part-time (preference for full-time, at least for summer) with an expected duration of three months or longer.  Depending on experience and education, the intern will be paid $10-13/hr.

About Ecosystem Marketplace:

Ecosystem Marketplace (www.ecosystemmarketplace.com) is a project of the non-profit organization Forest Trends.  We provide independent news, data, and analytics on conservation activities and environmental markets ranging from aggregating daily news, synthesizing news and events via bi-weekly newsletters, composing feature news articles, and conductingprimary analytical research such as our annual “State of the Markets” reports such as Back to the Future: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011, which was released this summer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Ã‚ Â Â  Collecting and summarizing news and events on forest carbon for daily news feeds and publication in our bi-weekly Forest Carbon Newsletter; updating project listings and other website items on www.forestcarbonportal.com
•Ã‚ Â Â  Coordinating and maintaining contacts with NGOs, private businesses, and forest carbon project developers
•Ã‚ Â Â  Potential for authoring feature articles on emerging issues relating to environmental markets, science, and policy
•Ã‚ Â Â  Conducting interviews as well as researching, reviewing and possibly drafting sections for State of the Forest Carbon Markets2011 report and a potential complementary report on public and private REDD financing

Desired qualifications:
•Ã‚ Â Â  Interest and familiarity with forest conservation and climate change issues and policy (such as REDD).
•Ã‚ Â Â  Attention to detail with strong research and writing skills.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Spanish, Portuguese and/or French language skills are a plus.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Experience with web publishing (or blogging) and web design is also a plus.

How to apply:

Submita resume and cover letter describing your interest and any relevant experiences in conservation, climate change, payments for ecosystem services, or any other of the topics we cover to David Diaz at ddiaz@ecosystemmarketplace.com.  Please include a 2-3 page writing sample, preferably of non-technical writing (for comparison to our newsletter writing style). 

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