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Internship Opportunity - Mapping nature’s contribution to SDGs Internship (ITN077)

Science | Fixed term, full-time,

£8.72 per hour

Closing date: 2020-10-21

We are looking for an intern that can contribute to how we map nature’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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 nature’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This project aims to spatially map nature’s contribution to the SDGs and their synergies and trade-offs, building on a recent proof of concept global analysis of nature’s contribution to the delivery of targets under SDG6 published in Remote Sensing of Environment. The current project aims to further develop these approaches and develop key output maps made available through a scientific publication for stakeholders and policymakers to better understand the interactions and trade-offs between different SDG in a spatial manner.

We are looking for an Intern to start in early November 2020 for 12 weeks. If you are interested in this placement, please submit a CV and covering letter through the link below by 21st October 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).