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FWS Student Research Assistant I - Conservation International

This position is part of the Off-Campus FWS Program in partnership with Conservation International.

Position Specific Summary: This position will support the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB) department of Conservation International. Within CELB there is a team dedicated to promoting sustainable production in coffee. The person hired will contribute to the vision of making coffee the world's first sustainable agricultural product by providing support in research and analysis. Seeking a candidate available through May 2020. This position will be research-based, conducting analysis for the sustainable coffee team. Potential research topics include:Due diligence research for high-value coffee partnerships; Coffee policy and strategies (e.g. national/government and/orsector-wide level); Research in support of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge collective action networks, commitment hub and/or sustainability indicators; Analytical support to provide input into private sector partnership work.

Standard Position Description: The student will perform basic administrative and research tasks under the guidance of a faculty member or research coordinator. Tasks may include: assisting with experiments, coding, data entry, and data cleaning, preparing research/documents for articles, reports, and/or presentations. Students may also help provide information for literature reviews, draft summaries, and create graphs and figures. Special projects or other duties may be assigned related to specific departmental/faculty needs.

Professional Outcomes: Career Management, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving, Leadership, Professionalism, Teamwork and Collaboration

Required Qualifications: This is an entry level position, little to no experience required, all training will be provided (Students working in an instructional capacity should be very familiar with the subject area in which they are working).

Preferred Qualifications: Junior or Senior year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Environmental studies, International relations, or International policy. Experience conducting research and consolidating findings. Interest in sustainable production

Contacts: Lorena Bustos -, Sustainable Coffee General Division -