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Position Title: Freshwater Conservation Intern

Position Description

Position Title:  
       Freshwater Conservation Intern (full time, temporary)
Location:                   Delmont, Cape May County, New Jersey
Position duration:  3 months (flexible start date, preferred December 12th 2011)

About Us
The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 33 countries. Founded in 1951, 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.

Essential Functions
The Freshwater Conservation Intern will contribute to applied stream health research and restoration efforts, with a focus on stream connectivity.  The position will primarily involve conducting field surveys of road/stream crossings in southern New Jersey.  Other responsibilities will comprise a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, literature research, data entry, and helping to establish a volunteer culvert survey program.  The intern will be exposed to a range of opportunities during the course of the position duration.  These may include GIS analyses, learning about conservation of large landscapes, working with stewardship staff and a variety of landowners on land management issues, and gaining exposure to a global conservation organization.  The position will be based at The Nature Conservancy’s New Jersey Delaware Bayshores office, located in Delmont, New Jersey.  This is a 3-month, paid position for 35 hours/week.  Housing is available.

Primary Responsibilities
1. Conduct road/stream crossing mapping and ecological assessment.
2. Maintain a database of stream/crossing information.
3. Contribute to various on-going conservation science, planning, and on-the-ground-management activities, with opportunities to learn new skills and enhance existing knowledge.
Basic Qualifications
·         Associate’s degree in natural resources, environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months of experience.
·         Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.
·         Experience performing administrative duties emphasizing detail-oriented and numerical tasks.
·         Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software.
·         Experience working and communicating with a diverse group of people

Preferred Qualifications
1. Ability to work independently, efficiently, and in an organized manner with strong attention to detail.
2. Ability to perform physical labor under a variety of weather conditions and ability to work alone or in a team in the field.
3. Experience working with ESRI ArcGIS software and using GPS technology.
4. Effective communication skills, whether in writing, in person, or on the telephone.
5. A cheerful and outgoing personality, positive attitude, sense of humor, and team spirit.

Salary Information : $10 per hour, Housing available

How to Apply:


Please submit résumé and cover letter as one document by Sunday, November 27th, 2011 by accessing TNC’s online system using the link above.  All sections of the online application must be completed (e.g. work experience and education, even if this information is included on résumé) in order to be considered for the position.  Questions may be addressed to Ellen Creveling at Е-мейл адресът e защитен от спам ботове.

EOE Statement
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer





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