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 POSITION WITH TNC
The Legislative Policy Intern provides administrative, research, organizing and general office support to managers and the External Affairs team.
- The Legislative Policy Intern works on a variety of activities, which may include organizing, maintaining, and tracking files, and databases. The Intern may responsible for running reports, preparing research and briefings for External Affairs team. The Intern also assists in editing general correspondence, and basic team administrative support.
- The Intern works on a variety of statewide environmental issue areas including policies related to: land and wildlife habitat conservation, renewable energy, water, climate change adaptation and resiliency, cap-and-trade program, and urban sustainability. During the legislative session, the Intern is also responsible for assisting with organization of External Affairs efforts, including monitoring legislative activities, drafting letters of support for legislation, and attending/monitoring legislative hearings.
- Key tasks include assisting in the drafting and distribution of support letters for legislation, developing Fact Sheets for TNC-sponsored legislation, drafting talking points for committee hearings, monitoring agency functions, and various research projects as well as general administrative support.
- Overall effective communication with TNC staff, various external stakeholders, including Legislative and Agency staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Supervises no staff but may assist to oversee the work of volunteers or interns.
- Limited financial responsibility which may include processing check requests, travel expense reports, and petty cash. May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget and in consultation with supervisor.
- May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
- Performs duties under general supervision and established guidelines.
- Prioritizes work independently, working with supervisor as needed.
- Makes day to day decisions within the scope of work assignments.
- Consults with supervisor to address any issues that affect the work of others or the program as a whole.
- Bachelor’s degree and 6 months to 1 year related experience.
- Fluency in English and (list language(s) of the countries of the relevant geography).
- Experience in general program support such as event planning, meeting preparation, data tracking and research or related experience.
- Experience with databases, spreadsheets, presentations, and other.
- Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
- Experience, coursework, or other training in public policy, government relations, business, or sustainability.
- Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrated experience with databases, website management, and records maintenance.
HOW TO APPLY
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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.