Type of position:
Hours_____40___ / week
SSG Advisors is an award-winning global development solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that works with a
variety of government, philanthropic, and commercial clients around the world. We harness the power of
collaboration to enable communities, companies and governments to drive market-based solutions to global
challenges, such as climate change, violent extremism, and food security.
SSG seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of
collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment and providing
deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground
knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.
The intern will join SSG’s Natural Capital practice, which manages five projects in Ghana, East Africa, and Southeast
Asia. Our work spans numerous natural resource management sectors including access to water, sanitation and
hygiene (WASH) and integrated water management, climate resiliency and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, and
sustainable fishing. SSG believes that through partnership, collaboration, and strategic investment, we can conserve
the environment and support green innovation, benefiting communities, companies, and the planet. This is an unpaid
position for 6-10 weeks based in Burlington, VT.
This internship opportunity would be well suited for students interested in the intersection between natural resources
management, international development, and international business. SSG envisions the Williams summer intern
engaging in 1-2 research projects to help SSG develop new strategies and approaches related to (1) payments for
ecosystem services, (2) conservation finance, (3) social enterprise creation, support, and financing, and/or (4)
corporate engagement related to climate change adaptation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SSG staff will work with the intern to develop a tailored research assignment that both serves SSG’s current business
development or project needs and aligns with the academic or personal interests of the student. With advance notice,
SSG can also help the intern to find housing in Burlington for the summer.
Interested applicants will submit a résumé and a cover letter to [email protected] In addition to an interest
in the fields of international development and conservation, outstanding candidates will have a strong academic
record; and research, coursework or experience related to international development or one or more of the four
research areas listed above.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as
computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of SSG-Advisors, LLC is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity
for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,
marital status or disability. SSG Advisors, LLC hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications
for the job to be filled.
SSG Advisors, LLC believes that employees should be provided with a working environment which enables each
associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere
of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status or disability.
We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free
REVIEWED BY: Tom Buck Title Director
APPROVED BY: Title
Director, Human Resources