U.S. Government Relations GLOBE Intern

OFFICE LOCATION
Arlington, Virginia (VA)
AA100
WORK WITH US
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
The US Government Relations (USGR) intern will support department members, in efforts that help The Nature Conservancy?s program bring science, collaboration, and policy together to enhance our conservation priorities. By working across all policy teams, the USGR department will benefit from this internship by having better cross communication, increased focus on legislative priorities, and additional capacity at the onset of a new administration. In addition to supporting multiple business needs, the GLOBE intern will bring fresh views and innovative thinking to existing strategies.
The Government Relations Intern will provide administrative, policy research, and general office support to the Federal Legislative Campaigns team. This may include independent research on environmental public policy, legislative tracking, and other issues related to the work of The Nature Conservancy and the US Government Relations Team. The Government Relations Intern will also assist with coordinating Conservancy members and partner organizations in support of our legislative priorities; help plan and execute special events; write and edit general correspondence, policy summaries and memorandums. In addition, s/he will support senior staff in preparing for meetings, events and conferences by creating relevant presentations and materials.
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, economics, government relations, legal, public policy or related field, or equivalent
Familiarity of the current political environment, especially pertaining to environmental legislation and advocacy.
Training with multiple projects with several variables, meet deadlines, and manage a timeline.
Training in working and communicating with a diverse group of people, including government and legislative associates, volunteers
Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel.
Experience with advanced computer functions including when navigating the Internet.
Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure.
Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
Experience presenting to and communicating with internal and external audiences.
Experience communicating and interacting with all levels of staff and leadership in a professional manner.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Recent graduate from an undergraduate program or candidate currently enrolled in a graduate program highly preferred
Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.
Experience building networks, facilitating informational sessions, increasing internal knowledge and capacity, and identifying key stakeholders.
Experience, coursework, or other training in public policy, government relations, business, or sustainability.
Self-starting, independent worker who can thrive in a decentralized organization with minimal oversight.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 5 ? August 11, 2017.
Applicants must submit a writing sample in addition to the cover letter, resume and three references.
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
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 44790, submit resume (required), cover letter, and writing sample pertaining to US federal policy relations or a related topic 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.
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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: U.S. Government Relations GLOBE Intern
Location: DC Metro Area
Job ID: 44790
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time 8619fc898b694602860b36b3fcaf99be

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