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Everglades Policy Intern, Everglades Foundation – Florida

Organization: Everglades Foundation

Position Title: Everglades Policy Intern

Location: Palmetto Bay, Florida

Dates and compensation: Internships may be paid or unpaid dependent upon skills, experience, and education. Most interns are expected to work a 16- to 35-hour work-week, Monday through Friday from June 15-August 15.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: Through our summer internship program, the Everglades Foundation brings undergraduate and graduates students to our offices, providing the training and skills development essential for successful careers to continue the work of protecting America’s Everglades.

The work will primarily involve research, writing, and attending policy/advocacy meetings and events, with some administrative work (database entry, meeting minutes, filing, etc.)

As a result of participating in the program, intern will:

▪ Understand the policy-making processes in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. and how policy affects Everglades restoration.

▪ Develop practical and strategic campaign development skills, i.e. the power of coalitions.

▪ Participate in efforts to communicate and apply scientific knowledge to real world policy decisions.

▪ Develop intellectual and professional partnerships with a cadre of non-profit environmental organizations.

Qualifications: Interns must be undergraduates, enrolled in a post-graduate program, or recent college graduates within a 12-month time period with relative experience, education, and skills. Program interns should have experience, education, and skills in one or more of the following areas: conservation biology, ecology, natural resources management cultural resources management, public policy, legal research and analysis, or political science.

How to Apply: For all internships with the Everglades Foundation please send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page persuasive writing sample to [email protected]. by June 1 Please indicate your days/hours of availability in your cover letter.

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