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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.
The Monitoring GLOBE Intern will assist the Texas Chapter’s science staff in a variety of research and monitoring projects through the state. The focal project will be to vegetation data at the Cibolo Bluffs Preserve and, with guidance, create a summary document at the end of the summer. The intern will also assist with on-going archival efforts by scanning and uploading paper-only documents onto a central web platform, based on Microsoft Sharepoint. The intern will use GPS units to navigate to sampling points and will learn how to use GIS software to create maps.
- High school diploma
- Experience in MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Experience working outside, preferably doing vegetation monitoring
- Ability to work both independently and in a team
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
- This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
- Housing stipend will be provided
This position will require working outside in variable weather conditions. The intern should be able to navigate steep, rocky, uneven terrain. The intern will potentially be exposed to stinging and biting insects, poisonous reptiles, and thorny plants.
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 41501, 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.