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Public Lands Program Intern – Seattle, WA

Organization: The Mountaineers

Job Title: Public Lands Program Intern

Location: Seattle, WA

Hours and Compensation: 15 hours/week, $225 monthly stipend

Benefits:

  • Valuable experience in a conservation and outdoors recreation nonprofit
  • Complimentary annual membership to The Mountaineers
  • Participant may receive Leave No Trace Trainer certification (course September 22-23, 2012)
  • Opportunities to for free or reduced-cost Mountaineers courses during internship
  • Monthly stipend of $225

Position Dates: August 6th, 2012 – February 6th, 2013

Application Deadline: Open until filled, so send in ASAP

Posted On: July 19th, 2012

Description

The Mountaineers connects nearly 10,000 members to the great outdoors and works to inspire civic engagement and responsible stewardship of our region’s public lands. The Public Lands Programs Intern works closely with the Public Lands Programs Manager to facilitate The Mountaineers’ policy advocacy, stewardship and outdoor ethics programs. The internship is an opportunity to develop professional experience and requires a range of skills and interests including public outreach and marketing, policy research and data compilation, environmental education and event coordination. Staff will offer support and guidance, but the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to approach problems creatively and act with initiative. This is an unpaid volunteer internship, but interns will receive a monthly stipend to help defray costs. For more about The Mountaineers, visit www.mountaineers.org.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with coordination of Alpine Lakes Weed Watchers Program
  • Manage and deliver a series of outdoor skill clinics focused on low-impact recreation practices and Leave No Trace ethics
  • Handle logistics for Leave No Trace Trainer Courses and volunteer trainings
  • Research and complete a public lands inventory of Mountaineers destinations
  • Author concise and engaging blog articles and marketing copy
  • Maintain listings for Outdoor Advocates calendar
  • Communicate with volunteer leaders, partner organizations and land managers
  • Conduct in-depth research and briefs on a variety of public lands policy issues
  • Special projects and tasks as requested

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Professional demeanor and attention to details
  • Understanding of public outreach or marketing techniques
  • Enthusiasm for responsible outdoor recreation in the backcountry
  • An understanding of public land management agencies is strongly preferred

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest and two writing samples (250-500 words each) to Sarah Krueger, Public Lands Programs Manager, at sarahk@mountaineers.org. Internship will be open until filled.

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