Foundation Relations Special Projects Coordinator 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.
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.
The Foundation Relations Program is looking for a GLOBE intern with strong writing, research, analytical and inter-personal/communication skills to support the team in our core functions as well as on special projects.
The Foundation Relations Special Projects Coordinator GLOBE intern will have opportunities to explore the world of foundation fundraising and the workings of a successful foundation fundraising operation. Areas of focus will include supporting the Foundation Leadership Working Group, a group of foundation relations directors from across the Conservancy (WO, NY, CA, MI, Europe) that is collaborating on a range of issues, including building the Conservancy's pipeline of foundation support and managing complex foundation partnerships. In addition to handling logistics for this working group and attending and sending out summaries of meetings, the intern will be tasked with discreet projects, including analyzing the results of the FY17 work plan, drafting the FY18 work plan, and researching foundation prospects.
A second line of work will focus on stewardship. The Foundation Relations program currently manages approximately a dozen foundations and stewards 50+ grants. The intern will work on at least one stewardship project designed to thank one of more foundation donors for their contributions to The Nature Conservancy and conservation. Past projects have included the creation of books and videos.
As a bonus, the intern, working with a seasoned staff member, will learn how to review funding proposals and grant reports, marking up real-life examples and discussing the results.
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 Business, Communication, Conservation/Environmental Studies, English, Finance, Government Relations, Legal, Marketing, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent
Experience using existing technology to achieve desired results
Excellent writing, research and analytical skills.
Desire to learn about the field of foundation fundraising and the environmental giving landscape
Desire to learn about the work of the Conservancy and how we harness our global resources to develop successful funding proposals and grow relationships with foundations
Ability to implement complex processes
Experience completing tasks independently
Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 5 ? 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
Ability to implement complex processes.
Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
$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: Foundation Relations Special Projects Coordinator GLOBE Intern
Location: DC Metro Area
Job ID: 44768
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
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