Rare’s International Service Program (ISP) is designed to provide unique and rewarding experiences for students, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals of every skill level with a variety of interests. Committed to excellence, the pilot ISP is building a community of entrepreneurial and highly talented interns, fellows, and volunteers to make critical contributions to Rare’s community-level conservation efforts around the world. Current participants in the ISP develop financial and communications strategies; provide professional photography of Rare’s projects; manage online communities; analyze and model survey results; and much more.
ISP Opportunities Available (click below to read descriptions of the available positions)
Members of the International Service Program:
• make large impacts in an important niche of the conservation field at a leading social capitalist organization
• work on specific, well-designed projects with clear links to Rare’s global mission
• have opportunities to collaborate with multiple levels of staff in offices around the world and participate as a team member
• gain insight into the methodology and expertise of an international non-profit enterprise
• are part of the Rare team and life-long members of the Rare ISP community
Rare seeks participants in the International Service Program who:
• enjoy working on innovative solutions to tough challenges
• have a demonstrated interest in international development and environmental issues
• are eager to join Rare’s global movement for conservation and have a deep commitment to social change
• operate with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism and are dedicated to working hard and having fun
Rare was recognized on Fast Company Magazine’s list of Top 25 Social Capitalists in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. It was the only environmental group with this distinction, because of its commitment to apply best business practices and sophisticated marketing techniques to meeting one of the field’s biggest challenges – overcoming the social and economic factors that lead to environmental threats. Rare’s signature Pride campaign builds grassroots support for environmental protection by training local conservation leaders in the use of commercial marketing tactics to build awareness, influence attitudes, and enable meaningful change. Pride campaigns produce groundswells of support that lead to tangible conservation successes, such as new national parks, reformed legislation, and reduction of threats from forest fires to over-fishing.