Habitat Program Internship

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Indiana Wildlife Federation
708 E. Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN
Application Deadline: August 4, 2014
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 09/02/14 — 12/02/14 (Flexible)

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Description

Common Sense Conservation Since 1938
Mission Statement:
To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide, non-profit conservation organization. Our membership comprises individuals, businesses, conservation clubs and organizations dedicated to the wise use of Indiana’s natural resources.
We support Common Sense Conservation through our commitment to continue Teddy Roosevelt’s idea to wisely use our country’s natural resources, to use but not abuse.
IWF promotes hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and other outdoor activities where Hoosiers are able to enjoy and benefit from nature. Using wildlife management techniques we encourage establishing and enhancing habitat to maintain a healthy and sustainable environment.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by membership, donations and grants.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation has a distinguished history of working with the Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana State Legislators to provide a voice for our members on conservation concerns that affect outdoor recreation interests. Through “grassroots action” we work to enhance the quality of life for all Hoosiers.
We work hard to keep members and the public informed about issues that need immediate attention and about IWF events and volunteer opportunities.

Responsibilities

• The intern will coordinate campus projects for the Landscaping the Sustainable Campus Program.
• Communicate and meet with universities and colleges enrolled in the program and engage in the completion of the certification process; this includes assistance with development of Sustainable Landscape Plans, coordination of projects and resources and technical assistance and guidance.
• Communicate with universities and colleges that are not yet enrolled in the program and encourage participation with an aim to complete certification.
• Maintain contact with certified campuses and conduct follow up visits and inspections, produce follow up reports, recommendations
• Build communication within the network of Indiana universities and colleges to express the importance of a conservation-minded approach to land management
• Motivate students to get involved and demonstrate their support for a sustainable landscaping plan on campus
• Ongoing support for program content and development with the What's in Your WILD Backyard? program.
• Other responsibilities based on interest areas and organization needs.
• This is a part-time, unpaid position from tentatively September to December 2014. An opportunity to extend the internship may be offered.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s, master’s degree or degree in progress in a natural resources or biology related field.
• Knowledge of conservation and natural resources concerns
• Understanding of environmental landscaping practices
• Strong leadership and teamwork skills
• Strong writing and research skills
• Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
• Ability to effectively coordinate and organize multiple projects and tasks
• Proficient in written and oral communication
• Proficiency in basic computer programs and skills including Microsoft Office.
• Experience in project management and involvement with student clubs on campuses is a plus.

How To Apply

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