Global Programs Intern — Rights and Resources Initiative

Summary:

Rights and Resources Initiative, a global coalition to advance forest tenure, policy and market reforms, seeks an intern to support its Global Programs with the possibility of extension. We are looking for a dedicated individual who will take initiative, demonstrate responsibility, and become an integral part of our small and passionate team.
The Intern will have the opportunity to become closely involved in programs and function of the coalition, learning about the work of RRI in human rights, forest tenure, poverty alleviation, livelihoods security, and conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to gain experience in this sector of human rights, development and conservation, while contributing to the development of an international coalition. 
 
The individual will report directly to the Tenure Analyst. Fluency in French is a must for this position.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Prepare background research and documentation for RRI’s Global Programs and strategic analysis work,
•    Provide assistance for assessment of statutory tenure rights in forest-based countries,
•    Provide coordination and logistical support for a research program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (no travel),
•    Provide general administrative and events support for the Global Programs team, and willingly undertake other tasks as requested.
 
Qualifications:
•    Exceptional and demonstrated writing and research skills,
•    Knowledge of natural resource tenure issues preferred,
•    Strong communication, and interpersonal skills, 
•    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail,
•    Courteous and professional manner, with respect for other cultures,
•    French fluency a must, additional Spanish skills also preferred,
•    Strong computer skills (specifically Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel) and internet savvy.
 
Successful applicants will possess:
•    Familiarity or demonstrated interest in international context, and demonstrated interest in the issues at the heart of the Rights and Resources program of work
•    College-level education or current enrollment in a college-level program of study; preferably in economics, geography or related social science
•    Initiative and ability for self-directed, independent work
•    Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment
 
The position is scheduled for 20 hours per week, with compensation at a competitive hourly rate based on experience. It is based in Washington, D.C.

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