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Through the GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) internship program, The Nature Conservancy hires students and recent college graduates to fill paid internship positions during a 10-week summer internship. This is a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates to bridge the gap between what is learned in the classroom and on-the-ground work in the world of conservation. Additionally, the GLOBE program provides interns with the chance to directly work toward a sustainable future for our planet on the side of the Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental organization.
The Nature Conservancy offers GLOBE internships in the following areas: Conservation/Environmental Studies, Science, Information Technology (Computer Science), Marketing/Business, Marketing (Photo editing/Production Assistant), Communications, MBA Finance, Policy, Government Relations, Audit, and Philanthropy.
We are seeking a Coastal Restoration GLOBE Intern to work out of our Rhode Island Field Office. The position will involve working under the supervision of a project manager and outside research collaborators on coastal restoration and ecological assessment projects. Job duties will include assisting with oyster shellfish and living shoreline restoration, performing long-term monitoring of restoration sites, as well as a wide variety of other ecological studies depending on the individual’s skill set. Occasionally work in inclement weather, weekends and evenings will be required.
- Manage assigned coastal restoration projects.
- Provide programmatic and project management support.
- Conduct field surveys and routine monitoring of restoration sites.
- Provide volunteer training and participate in public outreach activities.
- Assist with preparation and execution of technical reports.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, preferably in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: marine science, fisheries ecology, or related field with emphasis in quantitative analysis.
- Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, GIS, Adobe and other basic computer applications.
- Working knowledge of statistics and statistical software (R, SAS, JMP, or PRIMER).
- Experience operating and porting aquatic research vessels.
- Experience wading, swimming, and/or snorkeling.
- Experience working in mid-Atlantic nearshore, coastal-marine systems.
- Strong verbal and writing skills.
- Strong computer and analytical skills.
- Ability to work independently and in teams.
- Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
- Housing is provided
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The Coastal Restoration Globe Intern may work in variable weather conditions under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions may require:
- Minor physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
- Work from aquatic vessels (motorized boat, canoe, or kayak).
- Wading or swimming in cold and/or turbid water.
BENEFITS-SHORT TERM POSITIONS
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.
- $12.00/hour for undergraduate students; $14.00/hour for graduate students and above
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.
Commitment to diversity.
Applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant has exceptional academic aptitude and record;
Applicant is able to demonstrate a commitment to conservation of the natural world;
Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Recent graduates applying for internship positions should be graduates of the past 2 years.
Intern Selection Process
- Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications, experience level related to the project
- Applicants will be notified of next steps in the process (within 4 weeks after posting date ends)
- 2-3 phone interviews will be conducted for applicants selected to interview
- Additional information may be required before making a final decision
- All applicants will be notified of final selection by mid-March.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 41453, submit resume and cover letter as one document.
Resume, cover letter, and 3 references are required for each position.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 7, 2014.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.