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Positions of interest include:
Communications Assistant, Latin America in Costa Rica
Associate, Sustainable Agriculture Network Unit, Sustainable Agriculture Division in Ghana
Certification Services Associate in Ghana
Associate, Sustainable Agriculture Network Unit, Sustainable Agriculture Division in Honduras
Associate, Sustainable Agriculture Network Unit, Sustainable Agriculture Division in Bali
Agriculture Auditing Services Associate in Bali
Project Administrator, M-REDD- Climate Program in Mexico
Productivity Associate, Coffee & Cocoa in Peru
IT Support Assistant in New York, NY
Financial Analyst in New York, NY
Systems Analyst, Evaluation & Research in New York, NY
Junior Accountant in New York, NY
Systems Analyst, RA-Cert in Richmond, VT

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. We envision a world where people and the environment prosper together.

Click here for more information and the full list of job opportunities

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San Francisco, CA

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is an effective corporate campaigning organization looking for a savvy campaigner that will to defend our climate and environment by challenging the largest global banks to shift their money away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy production. The chosen candidate will work with campaigners and support teams, create and foster relationships with allied organizations and communities, research campaign opportunities, and implement strategies to influence tough corporate targets.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work on and provide campaign strategies and tactics against tough corporate targets
  • Coordinate volunteers and empower and motivate grassroots activists
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with strategic local, regional, national and international NGOs
  • Coordinate non-violent direct actions
  • Stay abreast of climate, energy, finance and human rights issues
  • Supervise interns and volunteers

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3 years of campaigning and grassroots organizing experience
  • Expertise or demonstrated interest with issues including corporate social responsibility, climate change, finance, human rights, fossil fuel and renewable energy politics
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, writing and networking skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in online organizing and campaigning
  • Proven track record of working with diverse coalitions and coordinating with activists from various backgrounds
  • Commitment to non-violent direct action
  • Proficiency in English; additional language skills a plus

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter in which you describe a project you have worked on that will help RAN understand your interest and qualifications to resumes@ran.org or HR, Rainforest Action Network, 221 Pine St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104 or fax 415-795-3770.

 

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Subject: Tropical Permaculture & Research Internship – Ecuador

We are building a sustainable research center in the rainforest of Ecuador
and we need help. A few years ago, a few of us – ecology, economics, and
business graduates – founded a nonprofit organization called Third
Millennium Alliance. We raised some money and bought a lot of land in a
critically-endangered rainforest and established an ecological reserve.
There was a small patch of previously-degraded land right in the middle,
where we have built an innovative and surprisingly comfortable research
station out of bamboo, by hand. Immediately surrounding the house we are
designing/growing/building a living laboratory of sustainable resource
management (i.e. permaculture). Our goal is 100% food self-sufficiency
within 10 years. So far, we’re maybe 15% of the way there. Likewise this is
a testing ground for appropriate technology, such as off-the-grid renewable
energy, water treatment and management, organic pesticide production, etc.
We are also in need of various biological research projects and inventories,
such as botanical research, cloud forest precipitation research, GIS
mapping, setting up sample plots for a bio-mass inventory, and building a
native hardwood tree nursery and seed collection and germination system.
With the nearby community, we are experimenting with reforestation on
previously-cleared land and eco-tourism alternatives, such as the “Three
Forest Trail.”

The program is two-months.

A complete program description can be downloaded at:
http://www.3malliance.org/index.php?id=320

At the top of this page, you will see links to two internship opportunities.
Click on the program of your choice to access a complete program
description. If, AFTER HAVING READ THE ENTIRE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, you are
still interested, please send an email to the address specified in the
document, with the subject heading “TROPICAL PERMACULTURE AND RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP” or “COMMUNITY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP,” depending on which program
most interests you. It may take us 7-10 days to get back to you, as we may
be in the forest and don’t have internet there.

We hope to get the chance to work with you!

Sincerely,

Third Millennium Alliance
Jama, Ecuador
http://www.3malliance.org

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