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New Job Opening: Great Salt Pond GLOBE Intern

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy’s GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) summer internship program hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (2017, 2018, and 2019) to fill paid internship positions during a 10-week summer internship. These positions are available throughout the United States and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and real-world conservation work. The program recruits individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are interested in contributing to our conservation goals in various fields. We offer a structured orientation, professional training, network opportunities, mentoring program, and real work experience.

Essential Functions

2019 will be the 7th year the Rhode Island Chapter has been a part of the GLOBE Summer Internship Program. The Block Island office has been around for 27 years and is an excellent example of community-based conservation. One of the most important ecological features of the island is the Great Salt Pond. Seven years ago, we decided that we needed to better understand and protect this resource. We have designed a monitoring program to give us this information. The Block Island office is looking to hire two (2) Great Salt Pond interns that will provide vital assistance to ensure this work is done and done right. Specifically, the interns will be responsible for assisting in all facets of the Great Salt Pond monitoring program. From data collection to entering the analysis.

These projects include juvenile fish seining, enhanced fish survey, water quality, video survey, invert survey, salt marsh survey and much more. This work would not happen without the GLOBE interns. They are also a part of a large team of youth working for TNC on the island (LEAF (high school summer interns), seasonal assistants, youth conservation league, and volunteers).

Responsibilities And Scope

Responsible for assisting in all facets of the Great Salt Pond monitoring program

• Data collection to entering to analysis

• Projects include juvenile fish seining, enhanced fish survey, water quality, video survey, invert survey, and much more. Minimum Qualifications

• HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2017, 2018, or 2019) of Biology, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Marine, Ichthyology or related field, or equivalent

• Valid driver’s license and compliance with Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program (see Auto Safety Policy section)

• Willingness to work with minors and ability to meet internal Youth Safety qualification standards. To be Youth Qualified, one must 1) consent to and successfully complete a background screening; 2) sign the Commitment to Youth Safety; and, 3) complete two online courses (approximately 30 minutes each) through Learn@TNC

• Experience with scientific research

• Experience working in a team environment

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Desired Qualifications

• Completion of The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF Internship Program • Training of New England fish and systems

• Experience working independently and meet deadlines

• CPR/First Aid certification

• Boating experience

• Lifeguard certification Additional Job Information

• This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a 10-week term of June 3 – August 9, 2019

• TNC summer housing is provided SALARY INFORMATION $12.50/per hour (undergrads) and $14.50/per hour (graduate and recently graduated level students) ELIGIBILITY The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:

• Contribution to diversity of The Nature Conservancy. Applicant has circumstances, experiences, skills or talents that would benefit others and would enhance the diversity of the organization.

• Understanding of communities and skills that aid in the trust building process essential for collaborative efforts with urban communities, organizations and leaders—ability to cross boundaries, find common ground and work together across differences

• Commitment to diversity. Applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity.

• Commitment to Equity. Applicant shows an understanding of inequity and its context and has experience with engagement and inclusion of those from disadvantaged and/or underserved communities INTERN SELECTION PROCESS

• Applications will be screened for eligibility, qualifications and experience level related to the project;

• Applicants will be notified of next steps in the process (within 3 weeks after the posting date ends)

• 2-3 telephone interviews will be conducted for selected applicants;

• Additional information may be required before making a final decision;

• All applicants will be notified of final selection by late-March AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at . Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

To apply to this position, please visit and click on Current Job Opportunities. Please submit your resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process

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