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Eric Lovell: eric.lovell [at] colorado [dot] edu

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World Wildlife Fund is seeking a motivated Land-Use Change/Remote Sensing intern to support ongoing efforts to understand the impacts of conservation interventions. This internship position, based in our Washington D.C. office,  is ideally suited to currently enrolled Master’s students looking for policy-relevant research projects. Details of the position, and how to apply are included below.

The establishment of protected areas can alter patterns of resource use in both marine and terrestrial environments. To complement long-term monitoring of marine protected areas in the Coral Triangle, WWF and its partners are analyzing broader changes in land use and land cover (LULC). We are seeking a motivated intern to support a regional-scale analysis of LULC change using remotely sensed imagery.


Internship responsibilities will include supporting the acquisition and processing of remote sensing imagery, land cover change detection analyses, and assistance in producing written reports. Depending on the analyses performed, this internship may include opportunities to publish in the peer-reviewed literature, or may form the basis of a Master’s project. This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with scientists in WWF-US and around the world; gain exposure to a wide range of conservation science and policy issues; and inform adaptive management of protected areas.


The successful applicant will have a background in natural science or geography, with experience conducting remote sensing analyses, and an interest in biodiversity conservation. Demonstrated experience with remote sensing/image processing software (e.g., Erdas IMAGINE or ENVI), image classification and land cover change detection is required. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, as well as part of an international, interdisciplinary team.


Washington, DC


Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.

How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page., IN-15032

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

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  1. Montana State University is excited to recruit a planning and sustainability specialist to our earth sciences department with programs in geography and GIS & planning. We are a growing and dynamic department with fun, energetic, interdisciplinary faculty at a fast-growing institution. The location is not so bad, either.

  2. Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

    Location: St. Mary’s City, Maryland

    Position Description

    St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a one-year position as visiting assistant professor of environmental studies beginning August 2019. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher, a rigorous scholar, and an innovative member of our growing academic community. The teaching load is three courses per semester which will include: Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to GIS, as well as upper and lower level environmental studies courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. We value faculty who can bring interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues to the classroom. Opportunities exist for visiting faculty to take advantage of our unique historical and natural setting to conduct research with undergraduates.

    Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
    Ph.D. in environmental studies, science or a related interdisciplinary field.
    A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
    Postdoctoral training and/or teaching experience are preferred.
    Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
    Candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in U.S. upon hire.
    Application Instructions
    St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
    Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes how your teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), a statement of teaching philosophy, statement describing their teaching interests and teaching experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants should also arrange for the submission of at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: Questions may be directed to:

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