|IN-20005 Vertical Ag Research Intern|
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The WWF is a leading conservation organization; our half-century of conservation success is rooted firmly in science. WWF has worked in Markets and Food for over a decade with the acknowledgement that the biggest threat to our mission has long been where and how we produce food. Now those impacts are being exacerbated by increased populations, increasing income, shifts in consumption patterns, and climate change.
This internship provides an opportunity for an upper level undergraduate or graduate student with experience in agriculture, indoor, soil-less agriculture preferred, to contribute to research at the intersection of environmental and financial sustainability. WWF is examining the indoor and vertical soil-less farming industry. At scale, this method of farming could reduce pressures on land, biodiversity, natural habitat, and climate, but to get there it has to overcome several key hurdles that prevent it from moving beyond its current specialization in high-end leafy greens. We want to help farms overcome those hurdles, such as ones related to energy and labor, and move the industry forward. Before we can do that, we need to better understand the optimum conditions for such a farm so we can better judge its potential for long-term financial and environmental sustainability.
This internship is flexible on location and can start in early September 2019, or ideally sooner, and run through early November 2019.
Specific duties will include:
How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.
* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.