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The Nature Conservancy
322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY
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 Media and Public Relations GLOBE Intern will support the senior media relations manager in the building of contact lists, media tracking, pitching media outlets, creating content for media and creating materials for special events, in addition to other public relations project as they arise. In addition, the intern will work with marketing director and chapter communications staff to help senior media relations manager to create a master media plan for FY2014, assist with various photo and video shoots as needed, assist with the production of monthly television program on the environment (incluing help with props), and will help the New York City marketing staff with other projects as needed, including assisting the marketing coordinator with web writing/editing and production.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Some knowledge of traditional marketing techniques, social networking (especially Twitter), digital media.
- Some knowledge of media outlets and journalism.
- Ability to act independently on assigned tasks and projects.
- Ability to write, edit proofread written materials.
- Ability to be creative.
- Some knowledge of Spanish is preferred, but not required, to assist with the production of broadcast and print materials/pitch letters for Spanish-speaking audiences in New York City.
- Personal passion for preserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancys global approach to conservation.
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work well with internal and external contacts of all levels.
- Ability to work in a sometimes fast-paced and stressful environment and to gracefully manage deadlines.
- Ability to take short trips or travel out of the office to assist marketing coordinator and media relations manager
- Some college
- Experience using Microsoft Office Word
- Experience writing, editing, proofreading, and with oral communications
- Experience in journalism a plus
- Experience using Twitter preferred
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
- Please include two writing samples 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.