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Mar 8 / BARD CEP

Policy and Outreach Intern, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition – Washington state

Organization: Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

Position Title: Policy and Outreach Fellow

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates and compensation:
Compensation details:
Monthly stipend
Bus pass
This fellowship may be used for college credit

Hours/Schedule: 20+ hours/week. Flexible schedule; Fellowship is a 3 month commitment with potential for extension

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition – a nonprofit conservation advocacy group – seeks an enthusiastic and motivated fellow to assist with policy research, outreach and communications.

This position offers an opportunity to strengthen your organizing, outreach and communications skills, learn about the finer points of federal and state conservation policy, build your professional resume, and help protect the environment in a fast-paced office.

We are committed to providing excellent skills development, networking assistance, informational interview referrals and professional references for successful candidates. Course credit may be available for university students.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with high-powered board: The Coalition’s 60 member board includes former Governors and Congressmen, sitting state legislators and businessmen and women. An ability to respectfully represent the Coalition is strongly desired.
  • Policy research: Fellows will gain extensive knowledge of federal and state conservation policy and the history of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP).
  • Writing: This fellowship is the perfect fit for someone determined to build messaging skills and who is interested in translating wonky policy language into a compelling narrative. The largest portion of the fellowship will be spent researching conservation, habitat and recreation demand in Washington state and building a constituency in Eastern Washington.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong editing and internet research skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • High level of organization
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to respond well to guidance but work independently
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

How to Apply: Qualified applicants may submit resume and cover letter to Ethan@WildlifeRecreation.org. Please use “Policy and Outreach Fellowship” as the subject line. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

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