The Global Conservation Campaigns team consists of a team of 10 who serve as consultants to our state chapters to help them create new conservation funding through legislative initiatives or ballot campaigns at the state and local level and are working in the organizations five major initiatives in the US and internationally on water, oceans and coasts, cities, land, and climate. The team’s expertise includes strategic planning, feasibility research, public opinion polling, message development, fundraising, campaign management and training. The intern will have the opportunity to be in the middle of this work.
The Global Conservation Campaigns GLOBE intern will assist the Global Conservation Campaigns team on state and/or local advocacy efforts by supporting strategic research, marketing, and messaging development. The intern will assist in coordinating communications and logistics on projects such as coalition building meetings and campaign planning committees or for internal priorities/projects. The intern will attend meetings and conferences with senior staff members.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Provide research, writing, and communications support for senior staff of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Conservation Campaigns team in the External Affairs Department.
- Research support for campaign plans, coalitions, marketing support, and message development
- Attend meetings and conferences with senior staff members
- HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2017, 2018, or 2019) of Communication, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Government Relations, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent
- Experience using MS office, Word, Excel, Publisher
- Experience navigating the Internet for professional use
- Experience or skills in general program support such as meeting preparation, data tracking and/or research
- Experience with written and oral communication
- Experience with database management with ability to produce reports
- Experience completing tasks and projects independently
- Organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a 10-week term of June 3 – August 9, 2019.
$12.50/per hour (undergrads) and $14.50/per hour (graduate and recently graduated level students)
The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:
- Contribution to diversity of The Nature Conservancy. Applicant has circumstances, experiences, skills or talents that would benefit others and would enhance the diversity of the organization.
- Understanding of communities and skills that aid in the trust building process essential for collaborative efforts with urban communities, organizations and leaders—ability to cross boundaries, find common ground and work together across differences
- Commitment to diversity. Applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity.
- Commitment to Equity. Applicant shows an understanding of inequity and its context and has experience with engagement and inclusion of those from disadvantaged and/or underserved communities
INTERN SELECTION PROCESS
- Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications and experience level related to the project;
- Applicants will be notified of next steps in the process (within 3 weeks after the posting date ends)
- 2-3 telephone interviews will be conducted for selected applicants;
- Additional information may be required before making a final decision;
- All applicants will be notified of final selection by late-March
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.