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Vineyard Habitat Network Intern – Arlington, VA

Organization: The Nature Conservancy-Worldwide Office

Job Title: Vineyard Habitat Network Intern

Location: Arlington, VA

Hours and Compensation: This is a full time, temporary position (June 28-November 29, 2013). Dates may be flexible. $12.00/hour

Application Deadline: 21 May, 2013

Posted On: 1 May, 2013

 

Organization Overview:

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 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/aboutus to learn more.

Description & Responsibilities: 

The Vineyard Habitat Network intern will assist with the Vineyard Habitat Network (“VHN”) and a range of related tasks in stewardship, office duties, and work with other interns. Duties under the VHN will include but not be limited to private land ecological assessments, photo-documentation, site map preparation, data entry, landscaping and nursery work, and other tasks as directed by the VHN Manager.

The second half of the internship will be substantially devoted to a significant project, carried out with assistance as needed from other TNC staff or partner organizations, which advances VHN objectives while also meeting the intern’s personal goals for learning or career development. The intern will be expected to write up a summary of his/her internship for submittal to the foundation that is funding this position.

Start and end dates for this position are flexible but the position will not exceed six months in duration. The VHN Intern must be able to perform moderately strenuous work, such as landscaping, pond construction, transplanting, etc., and must be able to represent the VHN and The Nature Conservancy in a mature, professional manner.

Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree with course work in ecology, biology, or related field; demonstrable interest in conservation.
  • Work experience in any field that demonstrates reliability, efficiency, and ability to work independently.
  • Well developed organization skills.
  • Ability to work regular business hours on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Fluency with written and spoken English.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree with course work in ecology, biology, or related field; demonstrable interest in conservation.
  • Work experience in any field that demonstrates reliability, efficiency, and ability to work independently.
  • Well developed organization skills.
  • Ability to work regular business hours on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Familiarity with the geography and community of Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Fluency with written and spoken English.
  • Basic understanding of the principles of natural history, ecology, and conservation.
  • Familiarity with social networking websites, and with Microsoft Excel and Word, is a plus.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and the ability to learn quickly from others, from published sources, or from experience.
  • Basic carpentry, gardening, and landscaping skills desirable.
  • Good judgment and discretion in dealing with the public.

How to Apply:

 To apply to position number 41066, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 21, 2013. Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. You must click “submit” to apply for the position. You may select “save for later” if you prefer to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

If you are experiencing technical issues, please refer to our applicantuser guideor contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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