Student Leader Project Intern
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​Soil and Water Conservation Society
Ankeny, IA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Student Leader Project Intern

Are you looking for a great resume-building project to show future employers? Want to be part of advancing an organization with nearly 75 years of environmental impact? Would you like to use your creativity and test your project management skills while helping your peers? We’re looking for an intern to assist us in developing resources our student chapters can use to organize productive meetings, promote conservation on campus, and explore potential conservation career paths.

The 2019 summer intern’s main focus will be the development of a new student chapter guide, which will be used both by current and forming chapters. Intern tasks may include surveying student membership, market research, online resource design, conference session development, and social media support. The intern will gain professional work experience, interact with leaders in natural resource conservation, and learn about the operations of an international nonprofit. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will travel with SWCS staff to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to present resources developed to student members at the 2019 SWCS International Annual Conference and experience a professional conference as both an organizer and participant.

The intern must have very strong communication skills (written and verbal), have good organizational skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Candidates must be enrolled in (or recently graduated from) an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a relevant field and/or have demonstrated interest in conservation, agriculture, or land stewardship. Students studying sustainable agriculture, ecology, conservation biology, environmental science, environmental education, agricultural journalism, and communications are encouraged to apply.

Please submit the following materials to ------------ by March 25, 2019:
- Resume
- Cover letter
- College transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
- One writing sample (three pages maximum) that best illustrates your qualifications and interest for this position
- Contact information for one professional or academic reference

conservation, agriculture, environmental science, agriculture journalism, communications