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Freshwater Conservation Agency Relations Associate GLOBE Intern

The Nature Conservancy
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:


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.


The Georgia Chapter is a leader in developing and implementing strategies to conserve aquatic habitats and systems, including addressing the impacts of dams and road crossings on hydrologic connectivity and influencing dam operations to encourage more natural flow patterns. The Freshwater Conservation Agency Relations Associate GLOBE Intern will support the Nature Conservancy's conservation goals by assessing existing information about the regulatory setting related to aquatic connectivity in Georgia, identifying key points of contact between the TNC and outside agencies, organizations, and policymakers.

The resulting product of the intern's work will be a report outlining the key steps TNC can take in Georgia by engaging with agencies, policymakers, and other organizations, to streamline the regulatory setting to accelerate aquatic connectivity work throughout the state. The intern will report to the Georgia Director of Freshwater Science & Strategy and may have the opportunity to visit other TNC chapters or different organizations in other states working on similar strategies to learn from.


•  Provide research and policy analysis in support of legislative, corporate and/or policy priorities
•  Provide assistance with preparation of program materials including presentations, memos, and other communications
•  Assist with organizing meetings and compiling information for distribution prior to and after the events



•    HS Diploma or equivalent.  Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2017, 2018, or 2019) of Conservation, Environmental Studies, Governmental Relations, Legal, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent
•    Experience, coursework, or other training in planning, public policy, government relations, transportation, or sustainability


•    Advanced undergraduate (rising senior), recent graduate, or graduate student
•    Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure (report, presentation, etc.)
•    Demonstrated record of successfully interfacing with public officials regarding desired changes in policy
•    Knowledge about and enthusiasm for free-flowing rivers


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

•    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

$12.50/per hour (undergrads) and $14.50/per hour (graduate and recently graduated level students)
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