2017 Internship Description
Position Title: Land Conservation Intern
New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves open space and farmland throughout New Jersey. We do this by applying land acquisition skills to convince landowners to preserve properties, managing 27,000 acres of land, promoting advocacy and policy issues with state agencies and the state legislature, engaging the public and other conservation organizations in educational activities, and efficiently managing a large conservation nonprofit.
Job Description: The intern will take part in a variety of projects, including but not limited to:
· assist with the development of a county open space plan
· organize a statewide conference that will take place on March 2, 2018
· outreach activities concerning the NJ Conservation Blueprint, a statewide, online mapping tool showing land conservation priorities statewide.
· organize educational workshops and roundtables of the Land Trust Network
The intern will have opportunities to engage in all the activities of the organization, including field work with the stewardship team, research for the policy team, and event assistance with the development department. A general knowledge of environmental systems is helpful, but not required. Interest in marketing, communications, social engagement, planning, environmental education, event planning is also useful.
Commitment: Position could be full-time (35 hours/week) or part-time (at least 20 hours/week). Schedule is flexible and developed with the intern’s supervisor. Opportunities to work “virtually” may be possible. Position begins on September 5 and ends December 31.
Number of openings: 1
Stipend: $2,000 for 16 weeks (20 hours/week) or 10 weeks (30 hours/week)
Desired Majors: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, biology, ecology, public administration, environmental policy, recreation & parks, communications, marketing, planning, others.
Company Name: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Company Address: 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931
Company Website: www.njconservation.org
Contact Name and Title: Laura Szwak, Director, Education & Outreach