The Environmental Markets Intern will assess the potential for creating mitigation banking policy for dam removal. The project deliverables include (1) a market sizing assessment, (2) a background report that describes current mitigation banking best practices and their applicability to the development of dam removal mitigation banking policy, and (3) developing a stakeholder implementation framework to drive the recommendations elaborated in the background report.
The Environmental Markets Intern will collaborate with TNC’s NatureVest impact investing team, Global and North American Regional Freshwater teams, field staff, legal counsel as well as external partner organizations to complete the dam removal mitigation banking assessment. This will require sophisticated interdisciplinary financial, conservation and policy analysis alongside stakeholder engagement skills to appropriately identify and manage conservation, regulatory and business interests. This work builds on TNC’s existing thought-leadership participation for dam removal mitigation trading, as articulated in the 2015 publication “Trading Dams” (http://tinyurl.com/gnwq54b).
Responsibilities and Scope
· Develops and manages dam removal mitigation banking assessment initiative.
· Makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
· Rapidly assimilates and synthesizes conservation, financial and policy-related information.
· Collaborates in cross-functional manner with internal and external parties.
· Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
· Pursuing MBA or equivalent (e.g. MEM, MPP) degree.
· Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience in private sector environment (e.g. management consulting or investment banking), or with a leading conservation organization or government entity, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience developing and implementing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
· Available full-time for 8-12 weeks during the summer.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
· Demonstrated capacity to address problems in a creative and proactive manner.
· Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
· Dual-degree focus on finance or economics as well as conservation-related issues.
· Coursework or professional background in hydrology especially valued.
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Product Development Manager,
The Nature Conservancy
201 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105