Adirondack Conservation Intern – Keene Valley, New York
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Job Title: Adirondack Conservation Intern
Location: Keene Valley, New York
Hours and Compensation: paid
Application Deadline: February 11, 2013
Posted On: Jan. 4, 2013
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!
These internships provide hands-on exposure to all aspects of The Nature Conservancy–Adirondack Chapter’s and the Adirondack Land Trust’s work, both in the field and at our offices in Keene Valley, NY. TWO internships are being offered, each with a different Lead Project.
Additional Training Opportunities
The intern will be exposed to a broad range of educational opportunities during the course of the summer field season. These may include learning about alpine plant identification and our efforts to protect sensitive alpine habitats, training sessions in identification of invasive plant species, accompanying ecologists in their field work, as well as meeting one of the inspirational conservationists who founded this program. Interning with a global conservation organization will broaden the selected candidate’s knowledge of worldwide conservation issues and strategies for addressing threats to biodiversity.
Past interns have received college credit for this internship, and we are happy to accommodate applicants seeking academic credit from their home institution.
The ideal candidate will have some college experience.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 40682 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is February 11, 2013. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.