Schneider Summer Fellowship: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Haas Center for Public Service
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Cardinal Quarter Eligible
Applications closed on January 21, 2020
Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, or other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually-driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our programs.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.
The world runs on water. Clean, reliable water supplies are vital for industry, agriculture, and energy production. Every community and ecosystem on Earth depends on water for sanitation, hygiene, and daily survival.
Yet the world’s water systems face formidable threats. More than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions, and as many as 3.5 billion could experience water scarcity by 2025. Increasing pollution degrades freshwater and coastal aquatic ecosystems. And climate change is poised to shift precipitation patterns and speed glacial melt, altering water supplies and intensifying floods and drought.
WRI’s Water Program works with businesses, governments, and civil society to ensure a water-secure future. We seek to address both water quantity and quality challenges.
The Water Program’s Aqueduct Project is one of leading data providers on global water risks. We work closely with universities and research institutions around the world developing risk frameworks and indicators on water stress, droughts, floods, and others.
The World Resources Institute is seeking a 2020 Schneider Fellow to help support water-energy nexus research and data analytics as part of the Aqueduct Project. The 2020 Schneider Fellow will work on geospatial analysis and desktop research of current and future water risks to energy security. The 2020 Schneider Fellow will also support communications and outreach efforts by leveraging data to creatively visualize information for specific audiences.
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
Conduct spatial and statistical analysis with ArcGIS, Python, Google Earth Engine, and/or R
Explore opportunities to apply machine learning technologies
Conduct desktop research on water-energy nexus risks and opportunities
Maintain and update geo-databases of water and energy data
Respond to external and internal requests for information, data, and analysis of the water-energy nexus.
Write technical manuscripts to document Aqueduct methodology and metadata
Develop maps, using advanced cartographic skills, for online applications and print publications, including reports, blogs, posters, and presentations
Pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in engineering, earth systems, environment, or technology;
Experience with ArcGIS and MS Excel
Strong analytical skills;
Strong communication skills, including presentation and writing experience;
Strong self-learning ability and good team spirit;
Quick learner, experience in delivering high quality complex analysis, and deadline driven;
Experience in Python programming with the ability to automate iterative tasks