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Intern, Debt Conversions

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The Nature Conservancy
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Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy


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Published 6 days ago

competitive

ABOUT US

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. 

 

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Debt Conversions Intern will report to the Senior Project Coordinator, Debt Conversions in NatureVest. Debt Conversions, also known as Debt-for-Nature-Swaps, involve the purchase and restructuring of a country’s sovereign external debt to create funding for marine conservation activities.

 

The Intern’s role will be to support the NatureVest Debt Conversions team by conducting research and providing recommendations based on those research findings, developing presentations and project abstracts, and to support the Debt Conversions team’s day-to-day work and strategic priorities. The position will be an excellent opportunity to apply skills and expertise in finance, economics, and/or international development to the environmental field, and gain experience in conservation finance.

This will be a 10-12 week summer internship starting in late May or June.

Due to Covid-19, this position will be based remotely. It can be based anywhere in the U.S.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree by June 2021 in finance, economics, policy, or international development; 
  • Experience conducting research and producing reports or other knowledge products;
  • Clear communication skills via written and spoken means in English;
  • Experience with common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current enrollment in a graduate degree program. Preference given to finance, economics, policy, or international development students;
  • 1-2 years of related work experience;
  • Work experience or academic coursework related to development finance and/or sovereign debt;
  • Experience using and developing financial models;
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated;
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with partners;
  • Ability to self-start and take initiative; confidence to ask questions and seek input;
  • Ability to manage time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Interest in conservation/ the environmental field;
  • The Nature Conservancy is committed to diversity and encourages candidates with diverse and nontraditional backgrounds to apply.

ABOUT US

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest…

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  • Full Time Schedule

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203

How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often! 

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain…

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