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Location: Broomfield, CO Period: 3-month position from May/June 2019 - August/September 2019 (depending on candidate availability) Deadline: unknown, as soon as possible
Primary role Secure Fisheries is growing a project investigating the links between fisheries and conflict, including organized political violence. The project involves using primary sources of data to identify and categorize fisheries conflict in Africa and the Middle East. Secure Fisheries seeks two full-time interns to conduct research on fisheries conflict in the Horn of Africa. This 3-month position is based in Broomfield, Colorado, does not include travel, and has a targeted start of late May or early June 2019 depending on candidate school schedule and availability.
Organization Summary: OEF is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a vision of developing effective systems of global governance to achieve a world beyond war, leading to our tagline “Peace Through Governance.” Central to OEF’s mission is partnering closely with the business community. As an operating foundation, OEF focuses on both researching and developing ideas, and implementing those ideas in practical projects. OEF has a mandate to develop expertise in global governance and its relationship to armed conflict, with the goal of contributing both to academic understanding and practical implementations designed to reduce conflict.
OEF is structured as a family of semi-autonomous programs each working independently to catalyze systems of collaborative governance around the world through experimental methods. What holds them all together is a common purpose – to provide effective platforms for stakeholders from all sectors of society to enhance their collective impact over the long term.
Reports to Deputy Director of Secure Fisheries
Job type Full- time (~40 hours/week during regular office hours), Non-exempt, Temporary 3-month position from May/June 2019 - August/September 2019 depending on candidate availability.
Primary responsibilities The interns will work on a range of projects including but not limited to:
Conduct and support research about fisheries and conflict using both primary and secondary sources.
Research and analysis support to Secure Fisheries’ fisheries conflict database.
Assistance writing, designing, and publishing reports and academic manuscripts related to fisheries conflict and fisheries issues, generally, in Africa and the Middle East.
Assist with creating digital content including blogs and social media material.
Provide administrative support to Secure Fisheries as needed.
Required education, knowledge, skills and competencies The ideal candidate will have a background in political science and international relations, security and conflict studies, or fisheries. Specific skills and requirements include:
Undergraduate degree required. Masters degree preferred. Current PhD candidates encouraged.
Knowledge and experience analyzing event data.
Knowledge of or interest in events in Yemen, Djibouti, or other parts of North Africa, the Middle East, or the Western Indian Ocean states (e.g., Seychelles) is a benefit.
Knowledge of the Arabic language is a benefit but not required.
Demonstrated research and writing skills.
Demonstrated ArcGIS and/or QGIS experience is desirable but not required.
Data management skills.
Interest or experience studying African issues.
Proficient with IT applications, including Microsoft Office or G-Suite; knowledge of statistical software (R, Stata, Python, Matlab) is a plus.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple assignments and competing priorities.
Willingness to work on different types of tasks and projects.
Physical Work Demands:
Able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
Able to bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
Able to lift and move up to 25 lbs regularly.
At One Earth Future (OEF), we celebrate difference and welcome its benefits. Therefore, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.