SUMMARY: Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is the world’s leading independent climate research institute, with a mission to advance climate policies through scientific research and outreach. The keys to Woodwell’s success are the quality of its research and the ability to deliver that science to policymakers and decision makers.
The External Affairs Department seeks an intern to support the cultivation and management of Woodwell’s partnership work, as well as outreach to policy makers. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in environmental and climate change related issues, and a track record of relevant coursework or research.
● Outreach to partners and policy makers
● Assist in research and writing for policy briefs related to Woodwell’s five program areas: Arctic, Carbon, Risk, Tropics, and Water
● Assist in managing project schedule dates to meet or exceed scheduled milestones
● Manage and complete the day-to-day deliverables required to keep projects moving forward
● Build and maintain positive relationships with external partners, as well as Woodwell stakeholders
● Build and maintain collaborative cross-functional relationships
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
● A current student or recent graduate studying environmental science or a related discipline
● Excellent writing skills
● Knowledge and interest in global climate change research
● Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
● Ability to work independently
● Self-motivated and self-driven
● Please note this position will be remote with possible opportunities to be on the Woodwell campus based on the latest public health guidance
Desired Start Date: Start date is flexible
Appointment: Duration is TBD
Application Instructions: To apply, please email your cover letter (including why you are interested in Woodwell), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as one PDF to email@example.com. Please type DMEAI21 in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, Woodwell Climate Research Center is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 60+ staff members, and attracts some of today’s top experts on global climate change science.
Woodwell Climate Research Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT WOODWELL
WE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.
The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.
Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.
We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.