Board Relations Program GLOBE Intern

Arlington, Virginia (VA)
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 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.
The Board Relations and Meetings department in the Office of the President is looking for a self-motivated GLOBE intern who is willing to work on a number of projects focused on streamlining business processes centered on meetings and Board management. Through the execution of these projects, the intern will quickly become a valuable partner in the small and effective team that supports the CEO and the Global Board of Directors.
The Board Relations Programs GLOBE Intern will support the Director of Board Relations and the Senior Director for Meetings and Events in the following aspects:
Provide extensive support for June 2017 Board Meeting and Volunteer Leadership Summit, as well as preparations for the 2017 Board field trip
Research tools and processes for good governance of non-profit Boards
Streamline process and assemble best practices for TNC events and conference sustainability
Assist in revamping the Meetings Department internal website
S/He may also be responsible for leading stand-alone projects, such as streamlining of best practices for TNC events sustainability
Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (within two years of graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program) for business, communications, conservation/environmental studies, economics, government relations, legal, public policy or related field, or equivalent
Excellent interpersonal skills
Discretion regarding confidential information
Experience handling a multitude of tasks
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with tackling administrative tasks while appreciating the big picture
Master?s degree highly preferred
Excited and passionate about The Nature Conservancy?s mission
Experience with events management
This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 5th ? August 11, 2017.
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
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
$12.00/ per hour (undergrads) and $14.00/per hour (grad students and recently graduated level students)
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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: Board Relations Program GLOBE Intern
Location: DC Metro Area
Job ID: 44747
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time 69934915db904151953577ca95ca46fc

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