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International Data and Research Fellow

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National Wildlife Federation Headquarters | Washington, DC

National Wildlife Federation Headquarters

Published 11 days ago

July 25, 2020
This 11-month position offers $16.00 per hour plus core benefits. 

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. The Federation's mission is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.

We are seeking a Data and Research Fellow to join our International Program in Washington, D.C. (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions). 

The Fellow will provide data analysis and research support for projects focused on advancing sustainable business practices among major international companies involved in the production, sourcing and financing of agricultural commodities. This position is part of NWF’s fellowship program. NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 11-month position offers $16.00 per hour plus core benefits. 


For the past thirty years, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has worked internationally to protect wildlife habitat in key regions of the tropics. The goal of our international work is to eliminate tropical deforestation and human rights abuses driven by the production of globally traded agricultural commodities (soy, beef, leather, palm oil, pulp and paper) - the leading drivers of forest loss and habitat conversion in Latin America and Southeast Asia. NWF works with other leading conservation organizations through coalitions and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance support for deforestation-free agriculture production, sourcing and financing.

The International Program’s Data and Research Fellow will report directly to the Senior Program Manager, and work alongside the rest of the team in Washington, DC, Europe, and Brazil to analyze data, synthesize scientific research, and produce materials to support our program.

In this role you will:

  • Work alongside leading scientists, researchers, and policy experts to advance corporate deforestation-free supply chain solutions for key agricultural commodities in the tropics
  • Analyze agricultural production and export data, market trends, commodity flows, and supply chain links
  • Track, review, and collate science, research and reports
  • Create data-driven charts, maps, and graphics for different target audiences
  • Write briefings that explain and draw insights from data and research
  • Develop factsheets, presentations, and other communication and engagement materials
  • Perform administrative duties and help with shared office tasks as needed.


  • Excellent data, research, and quantitative abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese are preferable
  • Self-starter able to work effectively in both a team-based and independent environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Very detail oriented 
  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities
  • Computer proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • BA/BS degree in economics, statistics, environmental studies, or related field with quantitative coursework is desirable
  • Experience with R, ArcGIS, Python, Tableau, and/or Photoshop is desirable

Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. 


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at

If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244.

If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters…

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Washington, DC

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