Intern (Political Economy Analysis) – Counter Wildlife Trafficking

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Position: Intern (Political Economy Analysis)

Location: Guwahati, Assam

WCS-India is looking for an Intern for a duration of 2 months to be a part of its Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) team. The Political Economy Analysis study entails identifying and interviewing political parties, trade agents, police, Forest Department, NGOs and other actors having significant influence in illegal wildlife trade. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences/Environment/Ecology/Development Studies/related course. Students pursuing pursuing post-graduate (Masters Course) courses can also apply
  • Must be proficient in Assamese and English/Hindi
  • Must be well versed with social survey techniques
  • Must be of a calm and composed demeanour

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in conducting interviews in Assamese whenever required 
  • Assist in data mining and analysis of regional media/literature relevant to the study
  • The intern would be required to work from WCS-India’s Guwahati Office and be available for travelling within and outside Assam, with the CWT team as and when necessary

Kindly submit the following documents:

  • CV (maximum 2 pages, font style Times New Roman and no smaller than font size 12)
  • Statement of purpose (maximum one page, font style Times New Roman and no smaller than font size 12)

Please send your applications at with subject line “Application for Intern (Political Economy Analysis)”

Date of Joining: 15 February 2020 

Stipend: Commensurate with experience

About Wildlife Conservation Society-India

The WCS-India mission combines research on wildlife with conservation practices and national capacity-building through constructive collaborations with governmental and non-governmental partners. WCS–India addresses India’s conservation challenges by employing research that informs conservation decisions, and works with local groups to enable interventions to reduce conflicts. We partner with India’s Central and State governments, local and international NGOs in the task of securing wildlife and wild places.


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