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Intern GIS Analyst

About the Rainforest Alliance:

We are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.

The Rainforest Alliance works at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. By bringing diverse allies together we are making deep-rooted change on some of our most pressing social and environmental issues. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people mitigate and adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways.

Our alliance needs you, whoever you are and wherever you stand. By joining forces with producers, businesses and consumers, we can transform our relationship with the land and forests we rely on. We can make that relationship work better for all.

Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Project summary:

We offer an interesting internship for a student. The intern will support the Farm &Supply Chain Intelligence (F&SCI) team of RA. You will report to one of the Senior GIS officers who will be your point of contact. Together with the GIS team, you will support the organization on all GIS related topics. You will have frequent contact with employees and Head of Departments who may come to you for questions. Your main responsibilities will be to support the GIS support team work on the tasks assigned to you, but this can be expanded by various other tasks, depending on the need of the organization as well as your interest and need for experience in that field.


  • Studying a GIS-related (Geomatics, social geography, forest conservation, etc.) on HBO/Master level.
  • Interest in sustainable agriculture and voluntary standard systems, value chain, etc.
  • Fluent in English is necessary. Working knowledge of French, Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese or Spanish is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of the ESRI platform.
  • A remote sensing background.
  • It is necessary to have a general IT knowledge.
  • Knowledge of programming language (python, Ruby, R), or Goggle Earth engine is a plus.


Commensurate with experience.


The internship is based upon 24-32 hours/week. The position will be based in Amsterdam and is open to applicants of all nationalities. However, we can only consider candidates who have, will get or are eligible for a Dutch work and residency permit. Starting date of the assignment is foreseen as soon as possible. The duration of the internship is 6 months. The desirable starting day is April 1st.


How to apply? Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2-page resume) no later than Wednesday 22 March 2019 to mentioning ‘Intern GIS analyst’ in the subject line. For questions about this position, please contact Laybelin Dijkers at +31 (0)20 5308000.