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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.
Key projects will be identified that can further the development of the Corporate Practices group and the interns professional development. In 2013, each Globe intern had 7 distinct projects to work on independently and in collaboration with other team members and Globe interns. We expect the 2014 Globe interns to engage in similar value-adding activities, matching their individual interests whenever possible, as they provide project support and assist in the development of the global priority business planning for the Corporate Practices department. Interns can also expect to the opportunity to collaborate with science and policy experts outside the Corporate Practices team and explore different facets of the Conservancy.
- Current or recent student in Business, Environmental Studies, Economics, Finance or related field.
- Experience writing and editing general correspondence.
- Experience using MS Office, Word, Excel and navigating the Internet.
- Commitment to the mission and values of The Nature Conservancy, although no prior experience in environmental conservation is required.
- Bachelors degree or courses in environmental studies, business, management, finance, social enterprise or related field.
- Current or recent graduate student in Business, Finance, Environmental Studies, Economics or related field; MBA preferred.
- Experience with corporate social responsibility or corporate sustainability preferred.
- Strong working knowledge of current and evolving trends in corporate sustainability and social enterprise.
- Excellent team player with experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build relationships with all levels of staff across the organization.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Understanding of public policy as related to conservation.
- 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.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
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.