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Internship Opportunity - Global Infrastructure Mapping and Modelling Internship (ITN080)

Science | Fixed term, full-time,

£8.72 per hour

Closing date: 2020-11-05

We are looking for an intern that can contribute on a mapping and modelling global infrastructure project.

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet.

The internship will be hosted within UNEP-WCMC’s Science programme which aims to enhance the scientific quality of UNEP-WCMC’s work through research, training, advisory and partnership development. The programme provides scientific advice to the centre and to external agencies, mainly linked to the UN system. The programme mainly works on biodiversity monitoring and mapping, cumulative threat and ecosystem services mapping and modelling and impacts of conservation interventions such as protected areas.

The purpose of this internship is to participate in an existing project on mapping and modelling global infrastructure. This project focuses on planned transport infrastructure (roads and rail) and exploring the threats that they may pose to biodiversity. The project will estimate how the mapped infrastructure investments impact the global environment in terms of the objectives of three Multilateral Environmental Agreements (UNFCCC, the UNCCD and the UNCBD) and use modelling to compare the results of different infrastructure planning and investment scenarios. The internship will focus on collating and mapping planned infrastructure datasets from a variety of sources and contributing to the analysis of their ecological impacts.

We are looking for an Intern to start in mid to late November 2020 for 12 weeks. If you are interested in this placement, please submit a CV and covering letter through the link below by 5th November 2020. Please note we do not require an application form for this placement.

Please note this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions.

We collaborate with the United Nations Environment Programme within the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).