Village Earth seeks volunteers/interns to assist with data science projects that promote native land claims, self-determination, and sovereignty and contribute to our web data portal at https://nativeland.info
Applicants must be fluent in English and have skills in one ore more of the following:
GIS (ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, QGIS)
Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep Builder, Tableau Public
Village Earth helps reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. We do this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy.
Inspired by the concept that all humanity lives in a single global community or village, the Village Earth approach was designed as more holistic, just and equitable model of development that recognizes the right of ALL people to be active participants in that global community. The Approach works by "assisting disadvantaged individuals and groups gain greater control than they presently have over local and national decision-making and resources, and of their ability and right to define collective goals, make decisions and learn from experience" (Edwards & Hulme, 1992, p. 24). In the spirit of Ghandi's philosophy of swaraj , Village Earth is focused on enhancing the control and management that marginalized communities have over their resources. Doing so not only contributes to their well-being but also increases their capacity for self-determination. This is especially relevant for indigenous communities whose culture is often intimately intertwined with their environment and who define progress, oftentimes, very different from Western market-oriented societies.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Computers & Technology
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 8, 2021
SQL / MySQL
Must be at least 18
5 hours per week (more may be required if interns seek college credit)
If you're interested please complete volunteer/intern application at https://forms.gle/jxo9Q47GHVAciMbLA