Research Intern (Oakland)

Position Summary

Global Footprint Network promotes a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a tool that makes sustainability measurable. Together with our partners, we coordinate research, develop methodological standards, and provide decision makers with robust tools to help the human economy operate within the Earth's ecological limits.

Global Footprint Network is seeking interns to assist its Research team. The Department of Research & Standards within Global Footprint Network strives towards the continuous improvement of the science of the Ecological Footprint and develops projects rigorously grounded in its methodology.

Recent graduates with strong quantitative, analytical or coding skills are encouraged to apply. A degree in Environmental Policy, Forestry, Environmental Science, Climatology, Computer Science, Engineering, Earth Science, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Biology, Ecology, Urban Planning, Resource Management, Geography or Business or a related field is desired. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.

We are seeking interns to perform specific tasks focused on the following:

Responsibilities may include the following:


Successful applicants will possess the following:

Salary And Benefits

We prefer full time interns, though the minimum commitment is 16 hours per week for 12 weeks. Hours are flexible. Free, healthy lunches are provided most days. We are willing to work with a university to arrange academic credit. At this time all internships are unpaid, volunteer positions.


Send resume and statement of career goals. No phone calls. Email subject line MUST include the term “Research Intern – [area of special intern/skills]” Contact:

Global Footprint Network is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.