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Intern, Knowledge Management

Location: United States- Arlington, VA
Job Code: 1221
# of openings: 1



Intern, Knowledge Management


Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. 



The Knowledge Management  intern will assist with knowledge management, writing, graphic design and editing for communications components of the division.  S/he will provide support on knowledge management issues, institutional memory, communications materials, including fact sheets, web content, and internal communications channels, such as Policy Center newsletters to the rest of the organization; provide support to the Executive Team in their communication with the rest of the division as well as with other CI divisions, helping to facilitate the flow of information between staff in the organization’s divisions and field programs; provide communication and logistical support to the Executive Team's work with partner organizationas, including logistical help with upcoming meetings and conferences; work in close collaboration with the Executive and Communications Manager; assist in logistics and scheduling of presentations given by Center staff on topics of institutional interest; complete other internal communications tasks as assigned to include, but not limited to: copyediting/proofreading, writing, and administrative support tasks.


This is a paid internship (20-35 hours per week)



  • Assist in making edits to and finalizing design and layout off factsheets, donor reports, websites, and other projects.
  • Design, write, and edit communications materials such as newsletters for internal and external audiences
  • Organize brown bag sessions by Policy Center staff, to help create linkages between the division's work and other divisions / offices / organizations, for greater collaboration and increased effectiveness
  • Assist on various communication projects as well as lend logistical support to meetings and conferences   
  • Participate in and assist with Policy Center meetings 



The intern will work in Conservation International Headquarters Crystal City, VA. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and flexible.





  • Working towards a degree preferably in one of these fields of study: Knowledge management, communications, journalism, organizational or nonprofit management, media arts, English, environmental studies, graphic design, international development, public policy or similar
  • Proficiency with graphic design preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and stay organized
  • Flexibility, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Willingness to take initiative, and the ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Interest in/familiarity with conservation and international development preferred   


To apply please submit your resume and cover letter.




CI Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.


Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.


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