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IN-20001 Markets Institute Internship: LCAs

WWF Washington, DC
Washington, DC 20001
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    112308244

Overview

The WWF is a leading conservation organization; our half-century of conservation success is rootd firmly in science. WWF has worked in Markets and Food for over a decade with the acknowledgement that the biggest threat to our mission has long been where and how we produce food. Now those impacts are being exacerbated by increased populations, increasing income, shifts in consumption patterns, and climate change.

This internship provides an opportunity for a graduate student with expertise in supply chain logistics to contribute to research at the intersection of environmental and financial sustainability. WWF is examining the indoor and vertical soil-less farming industry. At scale, this method of farming could reduce pressures on land, biodiversity, natural habitat, and climate, but to get there it has to overcome several key hurdles that prevent it from moving beyond its current specialization in high-end leafy greens. We want to help farms overcome those hurdles, such as ones related to energy and labor, and move the industry forward. Before we can do that, we need to better understand the current baseline and environmental drivers. This internship will be part of a small team working to conduct a life-cycle analysis of current systems (hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, in greenhouse or vertical settings), allowing us to establish a baseline for GHG and carbon emissions, water use, pesticides, fertilizer/nutrients, land, and costs.

This internship is flexible on location and can start in early September 2019 or sooner.



Responsibilities

Internship Description:

Specific duties will include:

  • Identify gaps in life cycle inventory data for six pre-selected alternative agriculture systems and research to fill using academic literature or raw data
  • Perform modeling and analysis using SimaPro software for the six alternative systems and compare against conventional agriculture
  • Assist with drafting a written LCA report presenting findings of analysis
<br /><strong>Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">The WWF is a leading conservation organization; our half-century of conservation success is rootd firmly in science. <span style="color: #222222;">WWF has worked in Markets and Food for over a decade with the acknowledgement that the biggest threat to our mission has long been where and how we produce food. Now those impacts are being exacerbated by increased populations, increasing income, shifts in consumption patterns, and climate change.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">This internship provides an opportunity for a graduate student with expertise in supply chain logistics to contribute to research at the intersection of environmental and financial sustainability. WWF is examining the indoor and vertical soil-less farming industry. At scale, this method of farming could reduce pressures on land, biodiversity, natural habitat, and climate, but to get there it has to overcome several key hurdles that prevent it from moving beyond its current specialization in high-end leafy greens. We want to help farms overcome those hurdles, such as ones related to energy and labor, and move the industry forward. Before we can do that, we need to better understand the current baseline and environmental drivers. This internship will be part of a small team working to conduct a life-cycle analysis of current systems (hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, in greenhouse or vertical settings), allowing us to establish a baseline for GHG and carbon emissions, water use, pesticides, fertilizer/nutrients, land, and costs.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This internship is flexible on location and can start in early September 2019 or sooner.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /><br style="margin: 0px;" /><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Internship Description:</strong></span> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Specific duties will include</span></strong><span style="color: black;">:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Identify gaps in life cycle inventory data for six pre-selected alternative agriculture systems and research to fill using academic literature or raw data</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Perform modeling and analysis using SimaPro software for the six alternative systems and compare against conventional agriculture</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Assist with drafting a written LCA report presenting findings of analysis</span></li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/7eo4JzfEQgdkCZ1NFXzYW"> <br/><br/><br /><strong>Qualifications</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; color: black;">Minimum Requirements:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Graduate or PhD student with expertise in supply chain logistics</span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Experience conducting life cycle analyses </span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Previous experience using SimaPro software preferred</span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Experience with indoor or vertical farms a plus</span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Part-time or full-time</span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail</span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Ability to work productively on both independent research assignments and as part of a team</span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; color: black;">Proactive problem-solving and effective communication skills (written and verbal)</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Location:</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;">Washington, DC or remote</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Compensation:</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;">Paid</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>How to apply:</strong> Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.worldwildlife.org/about/careers" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search</a> , <strong><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">IN-20001</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's </strong><strong>race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p>PI112308244</p>
Posted: 2019-07-25 Expires: 2019-08-26

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