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Conservation Research Intern

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
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Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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Job Description:

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Conservation Research Internship will work in support of SFI's Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The Grant Program supports projects that increase understanding of the critical linkage between forests and communities across the range of American and Canadian forests, and represents SFI’s longstanding commitment to forest research. SFI conservation grants provide science-based information needed by resource professionals to improve forest management and to assess conservation values. SFI community grants build engagement at the intersection of sustainable forestry, responsible procurement, and thriving communities. The Conservation Research Intern will be responsible for drafting web content for grant projects, including review of past and current project deliverables, research of project impacts and outcomes, identifying linkages to partner organizations, and conducting outreach to grantees as needed. The intern will also provide SFI’s Conservation team with database support, including grant program data entry.

7kESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Review and develop grant program web content to improve clarity and impact. Content will reflect project achievements and outcomes, and highlight compelling stories (Approximately 60%) • Research SFI Program Participant Reporting data to highlight key achievements, determine unique partnerships, identify impactful stories, etc. (Approximately 20%) • Provide administrative and data entry support (Approximately 20%) • Attend webinars, meetings, and other professional development opportunities as appropriate


Exceptional technical and creative writing skills

• Superior attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

• Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information and make recommendations for appropriate actions as necessary

• Ability to work well and thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple projects and priorities

• Positive attitude


• Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in forestry, natural resources, environmental sciences, or related field

• Interest/background in nonprofit management, forestry, forest certification, or sustainability preferred 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (five pages or less) by May 1, 2017, to the attention of Rocco Saracina, Manager, Conservation Partnerships, at The subject line should say “Application: Conservation Research Intern.”