WWF Washington, DC IN-19021 CARE-WWF Alliance Graduate, Social Science Intern in Washington, District Of Columbia

Social Science Graduate Intern (Qualitative Analysis, Portuguese Language)

In 2008, CARE and WWF joined forces in Mozambique to reduce poverty and conserve biodiversity in what later became the Area of Environmental Protection, Primeiras e Segundas (P&S). The CARE-WWF Alliance invested in a 2008 baseline and 2014 midline household survey. After a decade of implementing a variety of development and community-based conservation interventions across the landscape, an end-line household survey is being completed in September 2018 in select project sites. The household survey will be complemented by qualitative focus groups designed to triangulate findings from quantitative anal-ysis, understand pathways of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) impacts in communities and households, and understand what else could have contributed to more sustainable natural resource management and household well-being. This evaluation seeks to answer the following questions:

  • What impacts have community-managed fisheries, mangroves, and forests had on community food security and wealth

  • How do impacts vary… between female and male-headed households? … and between communities that participated in both CBNRM and development interventions compared with those that participated in one, the other or none?

WWF-US currently is seeking a Graduate Social Science Intern (Qualitive Analysis, Portuguese Language) to support preliminary qualitative data analysis for the CARE-WWF Alliance.

Internship responsibilities will include:

  • Qualitative coding of focus group Portuguese-language transcripts in a qualitative analysis program, such as Dedoose, N’vivo or Anthropac;

  • Preliminary qualitative analysis comparing the well-being of male- and female-headed households between communities with CBNRM interventions, development interventions or both;

  • Collaboration with quantitative social scientists to triangulate qualitative findings with household survey data; and

  • Drafting a technical report to communicate main findings of the analysis.

Minimum Requirements

This position requires strong qualitative analysis skills, with demonstrated experience working in at least one qualitative analysis program (Anthropac, N’Vivo, DeDoose, etc.). Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, with fluency in Portuguese language and command of English crucial. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, as well as part of an international, interdisciplinary team.

There is scope within this project to tie analysis efforts to academic projects (e.g., a Master’s thesis).

Internship dates: The Qualitative Analysis Graudate Intern can be either a part-time or full-time position,

starting between mid-December 2018 and mid-January 2019 (negotiable). The level of effort expected for three credits is 8 weeks at 40 hours per week or a part time equivalent (16 weeks at 20 hours weekly, etc.).

Compensation: Applicants must be enrolled in graduate school and able to obtain academic course credits from their university.

To apply: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and writing sample in English or Portuguese (1-3 pages) by December 3, 2018 to https://internal-wwfus.icims.com/ , IN-19021

  • Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

External Company Name: World Wildlife Fund

External Company URL: www.wwfus.org