The Nature Conservancy Habitat Network GLOBE Intern in Massachusetts

OFFICE LOCATION

Boston, MA, USA MA201

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.

Through the GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) internship program, The Nature Conservancy hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (2015, 2016, and 2017) 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The GLOBE interns will work on a small team (2-3 interns) to help Boston’s urban program promote the Habitat Network within local watersheds. Habitat Network (www.habitat.network) is an online tool and citizen science site aimed at promoting natural areas and habitat in place on lawns and other traditional landscaping. Duties could include mapping natural areas within the city, assisting the related Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities program with urban tree planting and monitoring, covering urban conservation volunteer events for our marketing department, representing Habitat Network at community meetings and public events, and assisting with social media. Successful applicants will also be invited to create and lead an effort to promote Habitat Network to young adult audiences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (within two years of graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program) for Biology, Communications, Conservation/Environmental Studies, Government Relations, Marketing or related field, or equivalent.

  • Completion of The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF internship program

  • Experience using social media for professional purposes.

  • Communications skills which include social media and/or public speaking

  • Willingness to work with minors and ability to meet internal Youth Safety qualification standards. To be Youth Qualified, one must 1) consent to and successfully complete a background screening; 2) sign the Commitment to Youth Safety; and, 3) complete two online courses (approximately 30 minutes each) through Learn@TNC

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with videography, interviewing or journalistic writing.

  • Experience with mapping applications or software.

  • Familiarity with Greater Boston.

  • Experience engaging with difference communities and representing The Nature Conservancy in public situations.

  • Experience recording scientific data

*WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT *

  • Minimum exposure to adverse conditions (summer heat in the city) and limited travel may be required. Minimal physical labor (observing natural areas, planting trees) will be required.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

  • This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a position term of June 5 – August 11, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY 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.

  • 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 communities

INTERN SELECTION PROCESS

  • 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 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

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.

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.

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Job Title: Habitat Network GLOBE Intern

Location: Massachusetts

Job ID: 45367

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time