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Global Conservation Campaigns GLOBE Intern at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Government 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Job Description:

Arlington, Virginia, USA
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
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.
The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) summer internship program hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (2016, 2017, and 2018) 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 recruits 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 Global Conservation Campaigns GLOBE intern will provide research, writing, and communications support for senior staff of The Nature Conservancy's Global Conservation Campaigns team in the External Affairs Department. The Global Conservation Campaigns team consists of 10 staff who serve as consultants to our state chapters to help them create new conservation funding through legislative initiatives or ballot campaigns at the state and local level and are working in the organizations five major initiatives in the US and internationally on water, oceans and coasts, cities, land, and climate.
The team's expertise includes strategic planning, feasibility research, public opinion polling, message development, fundraising, campaign management and training and the intern will have the opportunity to be in the middle of this work. The intern will significantly benefit our program by providing: research support for 2018 campaign plans and coalitions; marketing support; and message development.
* Assist the Global Conservation Campaigns team on state and/or local advocacy efforts by: supporting strategic research, marketing, and messaging development
* Coordinate communications and logistics on projects such as coalition building meetings and campaign planning committees or for internal priorities/projects
* Attend meetings and conferences with senior staff members.
* HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2016, 2017, or 2018) of Communication, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Government Relations, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent
* Experience using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Publisher
* Experience navigating the internet for professional use
* Experience with written and oral communication
* Experience with general program support such as meeting preparation, data tracking, and/or research
* Experience with database management with the ability to produce reports
* 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 10-week term of June 4 - August 10, 2018.
The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:
* Contribution to diversity of The Nature Conservancy. 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 and/or underserved 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 the 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 by late-March
$12.50/per hour (undergrads) and $14.50/per hour (graduate 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.