Global Ne2rk Operations Server Administration Assistant GLOBE Intern

OFFICE LOCATION
Arlington, Virginia (VA)
AA100
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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 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/about-us to learn more.
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.
Through the GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) internship program. The Nature Conservancy hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (2015, 2016, and 2017) to fill paid internship positions during a 10-week summer internship. Our mission is to provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the real-world conservation work that contributes to the health and sustainability of our world. The GLOBE Program recruites individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are interested in contributing to our conservation goals in various fields. The GLOBE Program offers a structured orientation, professional training, network opportunities, mentoring program, and real work experience.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
This project requires data analysis be performed on Global Network Operations (GNO) managed storage devices as well as researching and applying firmware updates to same. GNO manages approximately 100 data storage devices that will be part of this project. The data storage devices are a mix of Windows and Linux servers, in addition to NAS devices
GNO will provide training for server related tasks, so server administration experience is not required. This opportunity will provide experience with intermediate server administration tasks in a remote environment. Working in a diverse environment with many remote offices can prove challenging and this a great opportunity for a GLOBE Intern to gain experience with communicating and coordinating with widely distributed colleagues.
Intern will be responsible for installing and configuring data analysis software on Windows servers and Windows PC?s.
Intern will be responsible for using the data analysis software to run data reports, export reports to Excel spreadsheets and save reports on Box.
Intern will be responsible for using Excel spreadsheets to perform an analysis of TNC data storage trends, including average age of files,
average amount of duplication, data categories (type of data), average file sizes, etc.
Intern will be responsible for using our server management software tools to determine which servers require firmware updates, what updates should be applied and downloading and installing required firmware updates.
The installation of firmware updates will require the Intern to communicate with onsite staff (TISOM's) at each server locale to coordinate the installation of firmware updates, thus ensuring minimal impact to staff.
Intern will be responsible for creating list of performed firmware updates with upgrade details included.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (within two years of graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program) for Business, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent
Completion of The Nature Conservancy?s LEAF internship program
Proficiency with basic Windows Operating System functions; how to use a Windows PC (not server) at an advanced level is a must.
Proficiency in Excel, such as creating and editing spreadsheets, creating charts and performing basic calculations in Excel is a must.
Proficiency in communication with a diverse set of peers.
Experience with customer service skills.
Proficiency in Internet navigation.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to work effectively with a distributed team where most colleagues and direct supervisor are not co-located.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 5th ? August 11, 2017.
ELIGIBILITY
The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:
Contribution to The Nature Conservancy's diversity. Applicant has circumstances, experiences, skills or talents that would benefit others and would enhance the diversity of the organization.
Understanding of communities and skills that aid in the trust building process essential for collaborative efforts with urban communities, organizations and leaders?ability to cross boundaries, find common ground and work together across differences
Commitment to diversity. Applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity.
Commitment to Equity. Applicant shows an understanding of inequity and its context and has experience with engagement and inclusion of those from disadvantaged communities
INTERN SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications and experience level related to the project;
Applicants will be notified of next steps in the process (within 3 weeks after posting date ends)
2-3 telephone interviews will be conducted for selected applicants;
Additional information may be required before making a final decision;
All applicants will be notified of final selection by mid-March
SALARY INFORMATION
$12.00/ per hour (undergrads) and $14.00/per hour (grad students and recently graduated level students)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 44762, submit resume (required), cover letter, and writing sample separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 6, 2017.
Click ?submit? to apply for the position or ?save for later? to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. LI-
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy?s background screening process.
Job Title: Global Network Operations Server Administration Assistant GLOBE Intern
Location: DC Metro Area
Job ID: 44762
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time 2e05800db3c0419090ea75bbd6ce65f9

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