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The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
Through the GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) internship program, The Nature Conservancy hires students and recent college graduates to fill paid internship positions during a 10-week summer internship. This is a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates to bridge the gap between what is learned in the classroom and on-the-ground work in the world of conservation. Additionally, the GLOBE program provides interns with the chance to directly work toward a sustainable future for our planet on the side of the Conservancy, the worlds largest environmental organization.
The Nature Conservancy offers GLOBE internships in the following areas: Conservation/Environmental Studies, Science, Information Technology (Computer Science), Marketing/Business, Marketing (Photo editing/Production Assistant), Communications, MBA Finance, Policy, Government Relations, Audit, and Philanthropy.
The intern will conduct interviews to update a donor stewardship activity survey conducted approximately three years ago at the operating unit level, and help develop benchmarks to measure results across Conservancy programs and against other organizations. This effort will strengthen our middle donor fundraising program and enable the Worldwide Office Philanthropy Division to provide the appropriate services to steward our donors, helping us be more competitive with our peers in the nonprofit sector.
After completing the internship, s/he will have a thorough understanding of a global non-profit and its organizational structure, and will have applied principles of internal communications across a large enterprise. In addition, the intern will see the workings of a major and principal gift fundraising program from the perspective of three different teams within the Worldwide Office Philanthropy Division. Lastly, the intern will leave with a suite of materials that can be used as samples of their work during their time here which will showcase design, writing and publishing skills.
Strengthening Global Fundraising in Operating Units
Global Link is the primary resource for fundraisers to learn about the Conservancys Global Priorities. It is housed on Connect, the Conservancys intranet site and receives hundreds of visitors per quarter. Materials on Global Link must be current and useful to fundraisers. The intern will be instrumental in updating content for FY15 by gathering information from conservation programsworking with regional and global communication specialists and finance staff. The content will be used to create fundraising collateral for donors and materials to educate staff. The intern will ensure that video and other multimedia materials for the Global Priorities on Global Link are current and accessible to fundraisers, as well.
Design and Material Development for Conservation Journeys
The intern will design new, interactive materials, using Google Earth, current Conservancy YouTube videos and other media to serve our growing cohort of tech-savvy donors. S/he will create a template for travel itineraries and other pre-departure packet materials. He/she may research and test on-line registration software for Conservation Journeys donor trips.
- Some college credit is requiredcoursework in Communications, English, Marketing or similar fields.
- Experience withMicrosoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher.
- Experience organizing activities and managing many moving parts to meet deadlines.
- Experience communicating with a wide range of people and providing excellent customer service.
- Strong research and writing skills and familiarity with Word, Excel and Publisher.
- Experience with InDesign and Microsoft Sharepoint is preferred.
- S/he should be organized and able to manage many moving parts of a project simultaneously.
- S/he should be comfortable interviewing Conservancy staff and staff from other organizations.
- Experience with survey building (quantitative and qualitative methods) and software (SurveyMonkey) is also preferred.
- S/he should have an interest in conservation and the work of The Nature Conservancy.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
- Please include a writing sample with your resume and cover letter
BENEFITS-SHORT TERM POSITIONS
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
- $12.00/hour for undergraduate students; $14.00/hour for graduate students and above
- The Nature Conservancys GLOBE program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:
- Contribution to The Nature Conservancys diversity. Applicant has circumstances, experiences, skills or talents that would benefit others and would enhance the diversity of the organization.
- Commitment to diversity. Applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicant has exceptional academic aptitude and record;
- Applicant is able to demonstrate a commitment to conservation of the natural world;
- Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Recent graduates applying for internship positions should be graduates of the past 2 years.
Intern Selection Process
- Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications, experience level related to the project
- Applicants will be notified of next steps in the process (within 4 weeks after posting date ends)
- 2-3 phone interviews will be conducted for applicants selected to interview
- Additional information may be required before making a final decision
- All applicants will be notified of final selection by mid-March.