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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 Mitigation Network Intern will work with The Conservancys US Government Affairs and Development by Design Teams to advance the Mitigation Learning Network, to facilitating the application of best science, policy, management, and legal practices to mitigation policies, programs, and projects within the organization. The goal of the Network is to enable TNC to increase the pace, scale, and effectiveness of mitigation in supporting landscape-level conservation outcomes. The intern will have open access to a wide variety of conservation and policy practitioners within the Conservancy and will be working closely with one of the organizations global priority teams.
The intern will support the Mitigation Learning Network through a variety of projects. These will include undertaking research on mitigation regulation and policies and analysis of ongoing TNC mitigation activities across the country. The intern will develop case studies, resources and other supporting materials related to mitigation programs and practices. The intern may also undertake additional related research, create web-based resources, develop creative or promotional materials, and help draft presentations. The intern will work across various teams at the Conservancy, interviewing practitioners about experiences and projects. They will gain great exposure to how the Conservancy is working to improve mitigation policy and practices at a variety of levels. The intern may also attend related meetings and workshops with TNC staff. This position will be based at the Conservancys Worldwide Office in Arlington, VA.
- Current student or recent graduate in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or related field
- Experience with MS Office, Word, and Excel
- Experience or knowledge of conservation practices, environmental mitigation, or conservation policy
- Experience researching, analyzing, and synthesizing complex information, preferably related to policy or corporate practices.
- Some familiarity or knowledge of environmental mitigation concepts or policy preferred.
- Proficient in gathering, manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting research results.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability using advanced computer function including generating detailed reports and analysis.
- Must be independent and self-motivated with the ability to participate effectively in a remote team environment.
- Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities and meet deadlines.
- Experience with Microsoft SharePoint preferred but not required.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.
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.