Urban Conservation GLOBE Intern

Company:   The Nature Conservancy
Business Type:   Environmental Non-Profit
Location:   New Haven, CT
Required Major:   Biology, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Econ
Required Education:   Freshman
Required GPA:  
Salary:   $12.50/per hour (undergrads) and $14.50/per hour (
Citizenship:   US Citizen
Employment Type:   Full-Time    
  Contact Information
Contact:   Shawneece Hennighan
Youth Programs Alumni Coordinator
Email:   shennighan@tnc.org
  Phone:   302-382-3427

Job Description

The Urban Conservation GLOBE intern will help to support the expanding Connecticut Urban Conservation program, which is focused on Connecticuts largest city  Bridgeport. Over the past three years the Program has built a strong track record, including developing an innovative spatial planning tool for nature-based solutions, a neighborhood-based approach to greening, and other projects meant to improve the health and well-being of Bridgeport and its residents. The selected intern will primarily support the expansion of the neighborhood-based greening effort, which includes tree planting, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) site identification and design, and community planning. Specific responsibilities include managing a pipeline of tree plantings (from individual tree requests/outreach to management of tree inventory to planting), collaborating with partners in the neighborhood to identify opportunities for GSI and participating in community planning meetings to develop a vision for the neighborhood in which nature plays a central role. Additionally, the intern may also have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of other urban conservation projects, including the build-out of a major GSI project at an affordable housing development as well as a collaborative effort to develop a city-wide urban forestry management plan. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE " Managing and tracking progress of tree planting initiative, including data management and community outreach. " Conducting door-to-door outreach regarding the project. " Identifying partners for green stormwater infrastructure opportunities. " Developing outreach materials as needed. ELIGIBILITY The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following: " Contribution to diversity of The Nature Conservancy. Applicant has circumstances, experiences, skills or talents that would benefit others and would enhance the diversity of the organization. " Understanding of communities and skills that aid in the trust building process essential for collaborative efforts with urban communities, organizations and leadersability to cross boundaries, find common ground and work together across differences " Commitment to diversity. Applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity. " Commitment to Equity. Applicant shows an understanding of inequity and its context and has experience with engagement and inclusion of those from disadvantaged and/or underserved communities INTERN SELECTION PROCESS " Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications and experience level related to the project; " Applicants will be notified of next steps in the process (within 3 weeks after the posting date ends) " 2-3 telephone interviews will be conducted for selected applicants; " Additional information may be required before making a final decision; " All applicants will be notified of final selection by late-March HOW TO APPLY: To apply to position number 45863, submit resume and cover letter (both are required) separately using the upload buttons at www.nature.org/careers. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 12, 2018. Click submit to apply for the position or save for later to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.


HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2016, 2017, or 2018) of Biology, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Economics, Government Relations, Legal, Public Policy, Urban Studies or related field, or equivalent " Experience with written and oral communication " Experience with community outreach " Willingness to work with minors and ability to meet internal Youth Safety qualification standards. To be Youth Qualified, one must 1) consent to and successfully complete a background screening; 2) sign the Commitment to Youth Safety; and, 3) complete two online courses (approximately 30 minutes each) through Learn@TNC DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS " Fluent in oral and written Spanish " Experience sharing ways in which nature and cities can both thrive together with non-traditional conservation audiences in cities " Understanding of urban policies; particularly as it relates to stormwater, forestry, housing, and finance " Experience in a leadership role in community based outreach and planning " Experience working independently and meet deadlines " Strong data and project management to comfortably track progress toward tree planting goals " Strong organizational skills

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Deadline:   January,12, 2018

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