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Adirondack Conservation Intern

Reference 43832  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 05/02/2016
Company Name Nature Conservancy
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Directory Entry : The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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The Adirondack Conservation Intern is responsible for assisting staff in the areas of conservation science, threat abatement, communications and marketing, fee land and conservation easement stewardship, and fundraising, and for completing a nature preserve and fee land management and stewardship lead project as follows:

Lead Project – Nature Preserve and Fee Land Management and Stewardship:  The intern will work on various aspects of management, planning and outreach for lands owned by the Chapter and the Land Trust, many of which are open to the public as nature preserves.  For this part of the internship, the intern will engage in boundary marking, trail building and maintenance, installing signs and creating other interpretive materials, and reviewing and revising preserve management plans. The intern will also assist Stewardship staff with various aspects of other land and conservation easement stewardship activities.  Tasks might include: maintenance work; inventorying and organizing maps, and other recordkeeping; educational programming, and assisting with invasive plant identification and eradication.  (~3-5 weeks)

Conservation Science:  Assist the Conservation Scientist with ecological research in the Adirondacks, which might include:  ongoing terrestrial connectivity research; ecological assessment field work; or other ongoing science projects both in the office and in the field.  (~ 1-2 weeks)

Threat Abatement:  Assist the Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinators with control and monitoring of invasives at our preserves and at ecologically critical sites in the Adirondack Park, including NYS Forest Preserve, and NYS Dept. of Transportation rights-of-way; assist with public outreach and education.  (~1-2 weeks)

Communications and Marketing:  Assist the Director of Communications with updating the Chapter website, and preparing outreach, educational, marketing and other materials for various audiences, including members, donors and the media.  (~1-3 weeks)

Fundraising:  Assist Philanthropy staff with all aspects of fundraising trips and special events, including logistics, donor relations, and producing informational materials.  Collect data from preserve visitor registers.  Assist with one or more field trips, and with the Annual Membership Meeting logistics. (~1-2 weeks)

Debrief:  Debrief with staff at the end of the internship, as a way to share your experiences and provide feedback for the program.

General:  In addition to the listed duties, there might be clerical and other work as needed to support conservation priorities or special projects that can benefit from the intern’s skills and interests. Work will be both in the office and in the field.  The intern will work closely with many members of the staff, and will report to the Director of Communications.  The intern is expected to work independently as well as with colleagues, members and donors, volunteers, partners and the public.  Field work will be in all sorts of weather, sometimes in remote locations with rugged terrain.

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