Publications GLOBE InternBookmark This
The Nature Conservancy
5410 Grosvenor Lane
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.
- Revise the Maryland/DC Chapters preserve guide (circa 1991); update content of the publication to make it relevant for an urban constituency. The updated preserve guide will be the final product of the internship.
- Translate the new content from the preserve guide to an online platform.
- In revising the preserve guide, the intern will review current program materials, interview program and partner staff, visit TNC preserves and co-ops and generate content for publication.
- Curate images and video clips for use on the web-based version of the preserve guide.
- Experience with editing, proofreading, writing, and verbal communications.
- Experience organizing and coordinating projects
- Drivers license and good driving record.
- Experience with MS Office, including Microsoft Word.
- Ability to write, edit, and proofread written materials for Conservancy members and the general public.
- Ability to organize and manage diverse activities and set priorities.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in a team.
- Experience creating, designing and building web content.
- Ability to act independently on assigned tasks and projects.
- Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information for general audiences.
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
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The majority of the interns time will be spent in the office working towards the final product of the updated preserve guide. The intern should enjoy being in the field but will not need to be in any backcountry situations. The intern will occasionally be driving to the preserves (up to 4 hours from the office) but will likely do so in the company of other staff.
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.