A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Freshwater Intern will participate in an internship experience that provides meaningful and relevant experience in the field of conservation and water resources management. The program will encourage the Freshwater intern to infuse energy and fresh insight to our teams. The Freshwater Intern will get hands-on experience in areas of interest and help TNC accomplish freshwater conservation goals. They will receive exposure to conservation strategy at higher levels and direct experience in a variety of activities done by the Freshwater Team of the Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota Chapter of TNC. This position will start around May 18, 2020 and require 40 hours per week during the summer. The position ends August 28, 2020. The main office location is in the Downtown East neighborhood of Minneapolis at 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 200. Much of the work will be done at a variety of locations around the region, therefore the willingness and ability to travel is required. A valid driver’s license is required. Work schedule will typically be Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with very occasional weekend and evening events.
The Freshwater Intern will gain real-life work experience with watershed management, restoration and conservation practices, outreach and the planning and analysis of these activities. They will add capacity to the Conservancy’s Freshwater Team and contribute their abilities and insight to watershed assessment, planning and analysis activities. This position will work under the direction of multiple Freshwater Team staff with a focus on the Upper Mississippi River basin.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
GIS and desktop studies / analysis
Field-based data collection and survey
Education and outreach
Other potential activities
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
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.
This position makes $15.00 per hour.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 48491, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 20, 2020.
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Minneapolis, MN, US