Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Jane Goodall Institute USA office is closed. We are more committed than ever to fulfilling our mission and advancing Dr. Goodall’s vision while our staff works remotely.
Our work continues with the generosity of our supporters and the whole JGI family. We are so grateful for your continued support.

INTERNSHIPS

The Jane Goodall Institute’s staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests and strengths. Our aim is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

Click on the individual department opportunities below to learn more and click here to apply.

Current Internship Opportunities

Development & Marketing

The Jane Goodall Institute, a global environmental nonprofit based in Vienna, VA is seeking a Development Intern. This is a unique opportunity to aid a great cause while gaining experience with nonprofit fundraising, marketing and more.

Position Title

Intern – Development

Department

Development, Marketing & Communications

Reports To

Manager, Donor Relations, and Stewardship

Location of Employment

Vienna, VA (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Time commitment

Minimum 15 hours a week, at least for a 3-month duration.

Position Summary

Interns in the Development, Marketing & Communications Department work on a wide variety of projects to help advance and manage the Institute’s fundraising and communications efforts. The selected intern will work with the development team supporting the fundraising efforts for major gifts, foundations, corporate giving, and membership. This position will also assist other departments as needed, so an enthusiastic, cooperative spirit ready to frequently take on “other duties as assigned” would be the best fit.

JGI staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests and strengths. Our goal is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

About JGI

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Candidate Should Have:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, and the use of online research tools.
  • Professional demeanor and telephone manner.
  • Previous development experience preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated interest in conservation and international development is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting with strategic donor and prospect research including individual, corporate and foundation donors, compiling information from multiple online sources to share with senior staff and helping assess corporate environmental records, philanthropic priorities of funders and individuals.
  • Assisting with donation acknowledgments and stewardship mailings.
  • Assisting with preparation for donor meetings and outreach.
  • Supporting donor cultivation events as needed, including venue research and invitation mailings.
  • Helping maintain donor database including the streamlining of duplicate records, updating relationships, and contact information.
  • General administrative duties for the department.

Work Environment

Interns primarily work out of the Jane Goodall Institute’s USA headquarters office. The office is a corporate style office and cubicle type environment.

Supervision/Mentoring

JGI staff work collaboratively in teams, and on independent projects. Interns are a part of the Development, Communications & Marketing team and responsible for completing tasks based on project goals and deadlines. A team member will be assigned to each intern as a mentor/supervisor for the duration of their experience with JGI to ensure that they have all of the resources they need and that the experience is as valuable as possible for both the intern and for JGI.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. With an internship program focused on independent study and work, intern experiences with JGI generally serve well in university course systems, and many schools welcome students to use their experience as an opportunity to earn credit toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Other Notes/Application Details

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

JGI’s commitment to equal employment opportunities and the value of diversity is an essential part of our business practices and principles. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at JGI will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and eligibility to work in the United States. JGI’s employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. This employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with JGI including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotions, job assignments, benefits, compensation, discipline, dismissal, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities. JGI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which JGI has facilities. JGI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit your application where you can upload your cover letter and resume as well as any other items (e.g. writing sample) you would like to share to help acquaint the staff with your background and experience.

Contact Information

For questions about this opportunity email Diana Kalaly at dkalaly@janegoodall.org. No phone calls please.

Communications

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently seeking applicants for the following position:

Position Title

Intern – Communications and Marketing

Department

Development, Marketing & Communications

Reports To

Community Engagement Specialist

Location of Employment

Vienna, VA (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Position Summary

Interns who work in the communications and marketing work on a wide variety of projects across a number of departments at the Jane Goodall Institute to help advance and manage the Institute’s messaging and public identity.

JGI staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests and strengths. Our goal is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

Strong writing/editing and graphic design skills are highly welcomed. Previous experience with Adobe Creative Suite is desirable.

About JGI

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and
development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Primary Responsibilities

Based On Intern Goals and Objectives, Duties and Tasks Interns May Be Asked to Complete Include:

  • Write articles for the organization’s news site Good for All News.
  • Draft or edit copy for webpages , enewsletters, eblasts, social media, grant/funding proposals, etc …
  • Process images for the Institute’s photo & video archive.
  • Assist with media relations including research and dissemination of press releases and image requests.
  • Support outreach efforts through local events and online initiatives.
  • Support fundraising efforts through JGI’s crowdfunding and peer to peer fundraising programs.
  • Gather and analyze data on the performance of JGI’s marketing and communications efforts.
  • Other duties as required.

Individuals studying graphic design or video production are highly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Ideal Candidates for this Program Will:

  • Have recently completed, or enrolled in an accredited graduate/undergraduate program in communications, journalism, public or international relations;
  • Have an interest in topics related to great apes, community-centered conservation, sustainable development in the Congo Basin, environmental service learning or youth leadership development;
    • Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with members of the public/colleagues and responding to inquiries in a positive manner through email correspondence and phone calls;
  • Be able to work independently and as a part of a team, including with other team members who work remotely; and
  • Have proficiency with email programs such as Gmail, and office management software such as Windows Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Work Environment

Interns primarily work out of the Jane Goodall Institute’s USA headquarters office. The office is a corporate style office and cubicle type environment. JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Hours and Schedule

Internships with the Communications department vary depending on scheduling and scope of involvement. Full-time internships, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday are encouraged, but flexibility is available for exact times of day, and amount of hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours per week for three months is required.

Supervision / Mentoring

JGI staff work collaboratively in teams, and on independent projects. Interns are a part of the Communications team and responsible for completing tasks based on project goals and deadlines. A team member will be assigned to each intern as a mentor for the duration of their experience with JGI to ensure that they have all of the resources they need and that the experience is as valuable as possible for both the intern and for JGI.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. With an internship program focused on independent study and work, intern experiences with JGI generally serve well in university course systems, and many schools welcome students to use their experience as an opportunity to earn credit toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Other Notes/Application Details

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

JGI’s commitment to equal employment opportunities and the value of diversity is an essential part of our business practices and principles. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at JGI will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and eligibility to work in the United States. JGI’s employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. This employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with JGI including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotions, job assignments, benefits, compensation, discipline, dismissal, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities.

JGI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which JGI has facilities. JGI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws.

Application Instructions

Upload a cover letter and resume at janegoodall.org/internshipapp. In addition, so that we may get an idea of your writing style, please write 350 – 500 words on a problem in the world that you are passionate about, and a recommendation for solving it. You may attach this writing sample to the same email as your cover letter and resume.

Contact

Any questions can be addressed to Ashley Sullivan via email to asullivan@janegoodall.org. No phone calls, please.

Image Archiving

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently seeking applicants for the following position:

Position Title

Intern – Imagery Archiving

Department

Development, Marketing & Communications

Mentored By

Community Engagement Specialist
Imagery Archivist

Location of Employment

Vienna, VA (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Position Summary

The Jane Goodall Institute has a library of thousands of images (photos, videos, etc…) that span the entire existence of Dr. Goodall’s scientific career and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. In order to preserve, organize and make accessible these materials staff at the Institute lead an ongoing archival and cataloging project. This archive team is responsible for collecting, cataloging, and maintaining the creative endeavors of Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute, as well as supporting current business needs fulfilling access requests to archival material.

The organization is currently seeking interns interested in archiving imagery (photo and video) as well as library sciences to assist with this effort. Interns working on this effort are primarily responsible for identifying assets that are valuable to archive and cataloging these assets according to the framework established by the Institute. Interns can expect to gain experience in the everyday workings of an international nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of assets and develop skills in how to properly handle and inspect film and video material.

JGI staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests, and strengths. Our goal is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

About JGI

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and

development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Primary Responsibilities

Based On intern goals and objectives, duties and tasks interns may be asked to complete include:

  • Inspection, inventory, and cataloging of archival materials
  • General support for department activities related to preservation

Qualifications

 Ideal Candidates for this internship will:

  • Have knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop and Bridge
  • Have an interest in topics related to great apes, community-centered conservation, sustainable development in the Congo Basin, environmental service learning or youth leadership development;
  • Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Have recently completed, or enrolled in an accredited graduate/undergraduate program in communications, journalism, public or international relations
  • Be able to work independently and as a part of a team, including with other team members who work remotely; and
  • Have proficiency with email programs such as Gmail, and office management software such as Windows Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic film/video handling skills
  • Experience identifying film elements
  • Knowledge of common cataloging standards
  • Interested in a studio archive or film preservation profession

Work Environment

Interns primarily work out of the Jane Goodall Institute’s USA headquarters office. The office is a corporate style office and cubicle type environment. JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Hours and Schedule

Internships with the Communications department vary depending on scheduling and scope of involvement. Full-time internships, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday are encouraged, but flexibility is available for exact times of day, and amount of hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours per week for three months is required.

Supervision / Mentoring

JGI staff work collaboratively in teams, and on independent projects. Interns are a part of the Communications team and responsible for completing tasks based on project goals and deadlines. A team member will be assigned to each intern as a mentor for the duration of their experience with JGI to ensure that they have all of the resources they need and that the experience is as valuable as possible for both the intern and for JGI.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. With an internship program focused on independent study and work, intern experiences with JGI generally serve well in university course systems, and many schools welcome students to use their experience as an opportunity to earn credit toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Other Notes/Application Details

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

JGI’s commitment to equal employment opportunities and the value of diversity is an essential part of our business practices and principles. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at JGI will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and eligibility to work in the United States. JGI’s employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. This employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with JGI including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotions, job assignments, benefits, compensation, discipline, dismissal, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities.

JGI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which JGI has facilities. JGI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws.

Application Instructions

Upload a cover letter and resume at janegoodall.org/internshipapp. In addition, so that we may get an idea of your writing style, please write 350 – 500 words on a problem in the world that you are passionate about, and a recommendation for solving it. You may attach this writing sample to the same email as your cover letter and resume.

Contact

Any questions can be addressed to Ashley Sullivan via email to asullivan@janegoodall.org. No phone calls, please.

Founder Relations

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently seeking applicants for the following position:

Position Title

Intern, Office of the Founder – Global

Department

Office of the Founder – Global (OOF-G)

Reports To

Outreach Coordinator, OOF-G

Location of Employment

Vienna, VA United States (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Position Summary

Interns who work in the OOF-G department will gain an interesting perspective with the ongoing work of Dr. Jane Goodall, famed scientist and UN Messenger of Peace. For the last three decades, Dr. Goodall has been traveling nearly 300 days each year, inspiring millions of people around the world to take action on behalf of people, animals and the environment we all share. This position will support the
OOF-G team on a variety of projects, including Dr. Goodall’s correspondence, lecture tour, writing projects, special assignments and much more.

JGI staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests, and strengths. Our goal is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

About JGI

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and
development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responding to correspondence sent to Dr. Goodall;
  • Organizing and maintaining JGI’s archives, including physical and electronic files;
  • Supporting OOF-G’s VP and Liaison in the planning of Dr. Goodall’s lecture tours on an as-needed basis;
  • Assisting the coordination of Dr. Goodall’s blogs for the institute’s news site (news.janegoodall.org);
  • Researching specific topics related to Dr. Goodall’s writing requests; and
  • Performing general administrative tasks and other tasks on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications

Ideal Candidates for an Internship at JGI will:

  • Be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited University;
  • Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Attention to detail, organization skills, and flexibility;
  • Be a flexible, curious, independent quick learner with a go-getter attitude
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with members/colleagues and responding to inquiries in a positive manner through email messages and phone calls; and
  • Be able to work independently and as a part of a team, including with other team members who work remotely.

Work Environment

Interns will be working out of the Jane Goodall Institute’s USA headquarters office in Vienna, VA. The USA headquarters office is a corporate style office and cubicle type environment. JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Hours and Schedule

Internships with the OOF-G department vary depending on scheduling and scope of involvement. Full-time internships, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday are encouraged, but flexibility is available for exact times of day, and amount of hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours per week for three months is required.

Supervision/Mentoring

JGI staff work collaboratively in teams, and on independent projects. Interns are a part of the Office of the Founder – Global team, 4 people including Dr. Goodall, and are responsible for completing tasks based on project goals and deadlines. A team member will be assigned to each intern as a mentor for the duration of their experience with JGI to ensure that they have all of the resources they need and that the experience is as valuable as possible for both the intern and for JGI.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. With an internship program focused on independent study and work, intern experiences with JGI generally serve well in university course systems, and many schools welcome students to use their experience as an opportunity to earn credit toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Other Notes/Application Details

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

JGI’s commitment to equal employment opportunities and the value of diversity is an essential part of our business practices and principles. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at JGI will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and eligibility to work in the United States. JGI’s employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. This employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with JGI including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotions, job assignments, benefits, compensation, discipline, dismissal, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities.

JGI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which JGI has facilities. JGI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit your application where you can upload your cover letter, resume and in addition, so that we may get an idea of your writing style, please write and upload 350 – 500 words on a problem in the world that you are passionate about, and a recommendation for solving it.

Contact

Any questions can be addressed to Chris Hildreth at childreth@janegoodall.org. No phone calls, please.

Youth Engagement

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently seeking applicants for the following position:

Position Title

Intern – Outreach, Engagement, and Membership Support

Department

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Reports To

Program Coordinator, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Location of Employment

United States (Remote or Washington, DC Metro Area)

Position Summary

Interns will be encouraged to explore all areas of focus listed below.

Writing, Online Journalism & Social Media

The basis of communication with the Roots & Shoots network is through our vibrant and dynamic website, www.rootsandshoots.org. Creating content that’s meaningful for our membership, and reporting on the impacts of their projects is important for attracting new members, and maintaining current membership. Interns can expect to write copy for blog and email communications with the Roots & Shoots network and work collaboratively to edit and polish writing style and form.
The social media landscape is constantly evolving. Interns who work in this area will help support the Institute’s efforts to distribute content and engage users on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition, interns will also help gather analytics on efficiency and engagement in the Institute’s social media efforts, as well as growth and reach in subscribership.

Graphic Design and New Media

In today’s world, visuals are key to catching and maintaining people’s interest. For nonprofit organizations, visuals are even more important as we’re competing for attention with a vast diversity of causes and charities that individuals can support. Interns who work in this area will help create infographics, graphics for web pages, e-newsletters, blogs and print materials.

Education – Curriculum and Resource Management, Educator Support, & Member

Engagement Interns will update current resources, adapt them to specific audience groups and create new resources, analyze data and create reports, communicate directly with members, help facilitate our online training course (summer interns) and support the needs of our participating Roots & Shoots educators around the country.

Youth Leadership

The National Youth Leadership Council is a group of high school students around the country who are trained to serve as mentors to Roots & Shoots members and who serves as the youth voice of the Jane Goodall Institute. Interns will encourage and engage these youth leaders via virtual platforms, research and schedule professional development webinars, help moderate bi-weekly evening webinars, and stay on the cutting edge of how young people communicate by monitoring existing communication platforms and implementing new platforms.

About JGI

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Qualifications

Ideal Candidates for an Internship at JGI will:

  • Be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited University;
  • Have an interest in engaging youth to improve their local environment and the quality of life for people and animals;
  • Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Be a flexible, curious, independent quick learner with a go-getter attitude;
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with members/colleagues and responding to inquiries in a positive manner through email messages and phone calls; and
  • Be able to work independently and as a part of a team, including with other team members who work remotely.

Work Environment

Interns may choose to work remotely from a home-office or similar work environment or out of the Jane Goodall Institute’s USA headquarters office in Vienna, VA. The USA headquarters office is a corporate style office and cubicle type environment.

Hours and Schedule

Internships with the Roots & Shoots program vary depending on scheduling and scope of involvement. Full-time internships and part-time internships are available, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Flexibility is available for exact times of day and amount of hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours per week for three months is required.

Supervision/Mentoring

JGI staff work collaboratively in teams, and on independent projects. Interns are a part of the Roots & Shoots team and responsible for completing tasks based on project goals and deadlines. A team member will be assigned to each intern as a mentor for the duration of their experience with JGI to ensure that they have all of the resources they need and that the experience is as valuable as possible for both the intern and for JGI.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. With an internship program focused on independent study and work, intern experiences with JGI generally serve well in university course systems, and many schools welcome students to use their experience as an opportunity to earn credit toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Other Notes/Application Details

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

JGI’s commitment to equal employment opportunities and the value of diversity is an essential part of our business practices and principles. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at JGI will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and eligibility to work in the United States. JGI’s employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. This employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with JGI including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotions, job assignments, benefits, compensation, discipline, dismissal, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities.
JGI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which JGI has facilities. JGI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit your application where you can upload your cover letter, resume and in addition, so that we may get an idea of your writing style, please write and upload 350 – 500 words on a problem in the world that you are passionate about, and a recommendation for solving it. Please, include your work areas of interest in your cover letter.

Application Deadlines

Applications for spring, summer, and fall internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis. It is advised to submit an application at least 2-3 months ahead of your desired start date.

Contact

Any questions can be addressed to Adrienne Bermingham at abermingham@janegoodall.org. No phone calls, please.

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