Center for Biological Diversity
  • 02-May-2018 to 01-Jul-2018 (MST)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Other

Population and Sustainability Summer Intern


The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a paid summer intern to assist with research for a campaign within our Population and Sustainability program, which protects species and habitats by raising awareness about runaway human population growth and unsustainable consumption. The intern's duties will include working with the Population and Sustainability director on a research project for the Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign. This will involve:


  • Conducting research into national U.S. school meal programs, state and federal policies, food service provider policies and school policies that impact meal programs;
  • Doing calculations of the carbon footprint of these programs on the environment; 
  • Developing real-world models, plausible solutions, and positive outcomes to develop into materials for the campaign.


Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Research
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to work independently and communicate results of research clearly
  • Analysis and writing skills
  • Creative campaign-design skills
  • Interest in meat-reduction campaigns and a passion for wildlife is a plus.


Application process:

To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, writing samples and references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

 We are an equal opportunity employer.


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