Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Internship
JOB TITLE: NOLS Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Intern
REPORTS TO: NOLS Environmental Stewardship Coordinator and NOLS Sustainability Coordinator
JOB OBJECTIVE: The environmental stewardship and sustainability intern will assist the department director, the environmental stewardship coordinator, and the environmental sustainability coordinator with a variety of tasks related to sustainability initiatives at NOLS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, community outreach, public policy, and curriculum development.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma. Current college students and recent graduates preferred, majoring in a related field. Familiarity with NOLS is a plus. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have prior experience with GIS. On the job training will be available as needed.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The environmental stewardship and sustainability intern will have opportunities to work with other departments and participate in educational activities, including:
- Participate in a course issue day(s).
- Attend environmental stewardship and sustainability-related meetings (e.g., with a land management agency, internal departments, etc.).
- Develop content for the website, blog, and social media with guidance from the NOLS marketing and creative departments.
- Participate in a NOLS seminar, space allowing
- Attend the NOLS Faculty Summit.
STIPEND: $125 per week taxable stipend, dispersed every two weeks. Position is full-time/40 hours per week, food and housing not included.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Projects may include the following:
(30%) Assist in environmental stewardship campaigns. Work may include gathering information and data for a mapping/GIS initiative, writing comment letters regarding threats to public lands, engaging with land managers, and developing outreach materials for a grassroots conservation initiative.
(30%) Assist in sustainability initiatives. Work may include resource tracking, food mapping, and/or research into responsible gear purchasing.
15%) Assist in planning an Earth Day outreach event.
(10%) Research and assist HQ and school campuses with the preparation of curriculum fact sheets used to teach policy and environmental topics on field courses.
(10%) Write website content and blog posts.
(5%) Perform administrative tasks as needed.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees and interns.
E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.
WORK LOCATION: Lander, WY
HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to: Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
Contact Evan Reimondo with questions.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 23, 2015
START DATE: January 11, 2016
DURATION: Five months
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