Global Conservation Campaigns 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.
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 recruits 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.
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Global Conservation Campaigns GLOBE intern will assist the Global Conservation Campaigns team on state and/or local advocacy efforts by supporting strategic research, marketing, and messaging development; coordinating communications and logistics on projects such as coalition building meetings and campaign planning committees or for internal priorities/projects; and attend meetings and conferences with senior staff members.
The Global Conservation Campaigns intern provides research, writing, and communications support for senior staff of The Nature Conservancy?s Global Conservation Campaigns team in the External Affairs Department. The Global Conservation Campaigns team consists of a team of 9 staff who serve as consultants to our state chapters to help them create new conservation funding through legislative initiatives or ballot campaigns at the state and local level and are working in the organizations five major initiatives in the US and internationally on water, oceans and coasts, cities, land, and climate. The team?s expertise includes strategic planning, feasibility research, public opinion polling, message development, fundraising, campaign management and training and the intern will have the opportunity to be in the middle of this work. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to research support for campaign plans, coalitions, marketing support, and message development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (within two years of graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program) for Communications, Conservation/Environmental studies, Government Relations, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent
Experience using MS office, Word, Excel, Publisher, and navigating the Internet
Experience with database management and the ability to produce reports
Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience or skills in general program support such as meeting preparation, data tracking, and research
Experience completing tasks and projects independently
Experience writing, editing, & proofreading written materials.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of The Nature Conservancy?s LEAF internship program
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 44748, submit resume (required) and cover letter 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.
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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 Conservation Campaigns GLOBE Intern
Location: DC Metro Area
Job ID: 44748
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
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