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Global Mapping Intern

Woodwell Climate Research Center
Falmouth, Massachusetts
The successful applicant will receive a stipend.
Closing date
May 20, 2023

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Mission: Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) conducts science for solutions at the nexus of climate, people, and nature. We partner with leaders and communities for just meaningful impact to address the climate crisis.

Summary/Objective: The Woodwell Climate Research Center seeks an intern to work on a center strategic initiative focused on understanding and developing data assets needed to unlock global capital markets for implementing natural climate solutions and realizing sustainability goals. Specifically, the intern will support research to create and refine a global, hierarchical index of carbon and co-benefit quality.


  • Create and refine global indicators of carbon and co-benefit quality.
  • Analyze trends in and interactions between variables related to biophysical quality and biophysical potential.
  • Conduct analyses to validate results.
  • Explore solutions to the challenge of incorporating diverse, large datasets into an accessible and dynamic decision-support tool.
  • Work closely with members of the strategic initiative team.
  • Report progress in regular meetings.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • An Undergraduate or Graduate student, or person with commensurate experience, with a focus in GIS, remote sensing, data science, geography, or other spatial and/or quantitative fields.
  • Experience with cloud computing, data management, and computer programming, including using R, Python, and/or Google Earth Engine.
  • Knowledge of GIS and remote sensing software and techniques.
  • Experience with/interest in working with complex global datasets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application review will begin ongoing.

Desired Start Date: June 2023

Classification and Compensation: This is a 10–12 week summer internship with mutually agreed upon start and end dates. The successful applicant will receive a stipend.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts or remote.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our career’s portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type GMPI on all correspondence.

​​Please visit Woodwell's website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.

Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 100+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work. 

Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Woodwell


Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.

The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.

Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.

We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.




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