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Research Intern


Location: Home based

Organization: The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network is seeking several Research Interns to join a dynamic team of women working for climate justice, systemic change and women's leadership in climate change solutions. As a Research Intern, you will work remotely, under the guidance of WECAN's Communications Coordinator and Executive Director and with a fantastic team from around the world, to conduct pointed research, summary writing, and data upload as part of the unfolding WECAN project 'Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies and Solutions From The Frontlines of Climate Change’. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Confident and thorough research skills
  • Developed background and active interest in issues of climate change, climate justice, women's rights, activism, international policy and community organizing; Knowledge of intersectionality of issues such as climate justice, environmental racism, women’s rights, Indigenous rights 
  • Willingness to dedicate personal time to expanding understanding of critical climate justice themes and WECAN frameworks and programs
  • Bachelors degree, current enrollment in university OR equivalent experience
  • Strong writing skills and an enjoyment of writing 
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently 
  • Great organization and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working for an environmentally focused /climate justice/social justice non-profit

Internship Details

  • This is a remote position which may be carried out independently from any location 
  • 10 hours per week 
  • This is an unpaid internship - WECAN is willing to work with institutions/schools to satisfy credit requirements, volunteer hours, etc. 
  • Interns are expected to have their own reliable computer and internet access 
  • Minimum commitment is 4 months, with preference given to applicants interested in working with us for longer

How to apply:

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to

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