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The Nature Conservancy
620 E Ohio St
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.
Assists in the development and implementation of outreach and engagement strategies within the Latino community of Indianapolis. In partnership with marketing and communications staff, works to further media and non-profit partner relationships that serve this growing community. Initiates and leads research of messaging strategies, engagement platforms, and strategic relationship development.
Works to establish relationships with media outlets that serve the community in Indianapolis and implement long term solutions to current obstacles of language translation, etc.
The Latino Community Liaison- Indiana GLOBE Intern will help lead new marketing/communication and programmatic activities that support the chapters Broadening Support for Conservation plan (BSC) specific to the Latino community in Indianapolis. Specifically, the position will work collaboratively with staff and chapter leadership in developing strong working partnerships with like-minded NGOs, corporations, donors and government agencies that further our level of engagement.
This position will also complete planning and management of activities related to a student field trip in the summer 2014 in partnership with a NGO partner that serves Indianapolis Latino community. Field trip will serve students in 1 st -6 th grade and will focus on educational and experiential activities on a property of The Nature Conservancy.
May work on a variety of other activities related to the project and will frequently interact with staff and external partners throughout the 10 week period.
- Experience building relationships with media contacts, volunteers, customers, or similar.
- Experience using technology to achieve desired results.
- Experience editing, proofreading, and with verbal and written communications.
- Public speaking experience
- Experience organizing and coordinating projects.
- Experience in general program support such as event planning, meeting preparation, data tracking, writing and research or related experience.
- Fluency in both English Spanish languages.
- Ability to sell ideas to a wide variety of people and interests groups.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including public-speaking skills.
- Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to organize time, manage diverse activities and meet deadlines.
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
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
- Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.
- Willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
- Work performed in a general office setting.
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.