Jan 22, 2020
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION East Troy, Wisconsin, USA WI404 A LITTLE ABOUT US 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 74 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 www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Mukwonago Land Management Intern assists with land management and projects to improve habitat and water quality in the Mukwonago River Watershed in southeast Wisconsin. This is a full-time, 12-week summer internship position with an approximate start date of June 1. This position is based at The Nature Conservancy's office in East Troy, Wisconsin, and paid $13.79 per hour. The intern will need to work some weekends, with compensatory time off during the week. Housing is not provided, and transportation to and from the office is the responsibility of the applicant. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Mukwonago Land Management Intern works with Nature Conservancy staff to maintain habitat quality and manage preserves in the Mukwonago River watershed. The intern surveys and maps species on Mukwonago preserves, specifically orchid species as part of a cooperative project with Riveredge Nature Center. The intern also assists with boat inspections and monitoring recreational boat traffic to reduce the introduction of aquatic invasive species. The intern conducts land management work in the watershed, such as removing fencing and brush and engaging volunteers. The intern collects data in prairie strips in a nearby crop fielMd to assess the impact of this project on insect populations and soil health. This internship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn about prairies, pollinators, and ecological communities in a high-quality southern Wisconsin watershed. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Survey and map Nature Conservancy preserves for orchid species. Assist with public outreach on invasive species by working at a boat launch through the Clean Boats/Clean Waters program. Monitor recreational boat traffic on Lulu Lake. Participate in field work to restore oak woodlands, maintain trails, remove invasive species, and remove interior fencing on preserves. Assist with insect research and data collection on newly planted prairie strips on a TNC-owned crop field. Conduct photo monitoring of preserves. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Work under close or infrequent supervision. This position may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be either currently enrolled in college or graduated within 12 months with college-level coursework in natural resources, environmental studies, biology, or related field. High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience. Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or inclement weather. Ability to follow instructions from colleagues and work in a team. Valid driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Some experience with conducting field surveys. Some knowledge of water quality issues and aquatic plants. Ability to identify insect and plant species (training will be provided). Experience operating powerboats, including pontoons and single-hull craft, in a safe and efficient manner and knowledge of Wisconsin boating regulations. Experience operating equipment such as brush cutters, chainsaws, and other power tools. 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 www.nature.org/careers . 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. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 48445, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 27th . Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com . 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 people 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.
Professional Diversity Network East Troy, WI 53120, USA Full-Time