A LITTLE ABOUT US
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 www.nature.org 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.
YOUR INTERNSHIP WITH TNC
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 Watershed Stewardship GLOBE intern will work on the Stream Stewards project of TNC’s Delaware Chapter in conjunction with the William Penn funded Centers Network Youth Internship program. Stream Stewards project is a Citizen Science Program, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and Stroud Water Research Center, designed to engage volunteers in water quality monitoring and watershed stewardship, in the Beaver Valley Unit of First State National Historical Park.
Stream Stewards will engage members of the local communities, including Wilmington youth, in educational and stewardship activities. The Watershed Stewardship GLOBE intern will benefit from the Stream Stewards project by assisting with outreach in the Wilmington community, and making connections between watersheds and urban residents, especially youth.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
• Assist the Stream Stewards Project Manager with summer programming including educational and research activities related to water quality and watershed protection.
• HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2016, 2017, or 2018) of Biology, Communications, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Marketing, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent
• Fluent in oral and written Spanish
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
• This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a term of June 4 – August 17, 2018.
The Nature Conservancy’s GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:
INTERN SELECTION PROCESS
• Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications and experience level related to the project;
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.
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.
$12.50/per hour (undergrads) and $14.50/per hour (graduate and recently graduated level students)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 45847, 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 January 12, 2018.
Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
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.
Watershed Stewardship GLOBE Intern
Wilmington, DE, United States 🇺🇸