Intern- GIS & Environmental science

  • Added Date: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 29 March 2024
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The Alliance of Bioversity International delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people's lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.


The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.


About the position


The Alliance Climate Action team is looking for a motivated and high-performing Masters Intern to support climate security research. This internship opportunity provides a unique platform for individuals with expertise in GIS, data science, participatory mapping, and environmental science, particularly in the field of climate change, peace and security. The intern will assist the team in executing participatory mapping projects, encompassing planning, data collection, spatial analysis, and reporting.

Key duties & responsibilities

  • Implement analyses that use data science to understand and map the relationships between climate, conflict, migration, and peace, with a geographically explicit focus. These analyses will tap into large databases of climate, agriculture, migration, and conflict, and use innovative methods to explore this complex problem.
  • Develop methods that support risk modelling and projection based on climatic and socio-economic data.
  • Engage in participatory mapping initiatives, involving communities in data collection and analysis processes.
  • Contribute to environmental science projects, analyze data, and provide insights into climate-related challenges.
  • Conduct in-depth data analysis, interpret findings, and contribute insights to ongoing research efforts.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, stakeholders, and community members to achieve project objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the Climate Security team to develop a deep understanding of the relationships between climate and conflict.
  • Contribute to the writing of high-quality technical notes, project reports, and if of interest also peer- reviewed publications.
  • Other tasks as assigned as relevant to expertise and ongoing or future projects.


    • Currently pursuing or recently completed a master's degree in GIS, agricultural science, data science, environmental science, geography, geoinformatics, geospatial, geomatics or a related field.
    • Experience with participatory mapping approaches and community engagement.
    • Familiarity with Open Street Map data and tools
    • Proven experience with spatial analysis, and handling of large geospatial datasets using R and/or Python is a plus.
    • Strong familiarity and experience working with large geospatial climate datasets including climate model outputs (e.g., CMIP5/6), historical climate data (e.g., station data, CHIRPS, CHIRTS), and agricultural datasets such as crop yield data, soils data, etc.
    • Strong research and analytical skills, with a focus on climate and environmental issues.

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