My experience at the Wilderness Society was a very positive one. I was actively engaged in relevant policy issues and was exposed to a wide variety of professional settings in which I was encouraged to learn and participate. Although I worked full time, they were extremely flexible with my schedule. Management went well above and beyond to help me acclimate and gain as much knowledge and experience as possible during my time with the organization.
The most difficult part of my job was quickly adapting to changing policy and learning how to function effectively in a political environment. I was also given some projects with very short notice but expectations were generally fair. The best part of my job was the people I worked with. They were fun and friendly and were social outside of office hours (ie. running club, office happy hours, etc.) Plus I was exposed to a lot of great opportunities and learned a lot during my stay.