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Community Engagement Internship

Fall 2018

Position Begins August 27, 2018

Established in 1997, Stokes Nature Center is a non-profit nature education organization. Our mission is to promote exploration, provide education, and foster appreciation and stewardship of our natural world for people of all ages

Description:

As the Community Engagement Intern, you will be involved with SNC volunteer programs, community programs, and special events. You will assist in the planning and implementation of program and event operations. Through this internship you will be able to gain an overall understanding of how a non-profit functions, from the day-to-day operations, to internal and external communications, to overall strategic planning. This is an ideal way to gain a more comprehensive look into the day-to-day workings of a non-profit.  As an intern, you must be flexible and able to work well in a team environment pitching in where help is needed. University credit may be available.

Job Type: Internship

10-15 hrs a week

Note: This is an unpaid internship. Enjoy being a part of something that’s bigger than yourself. You’re supporting incredible programs that provide nature education to people of all ages.

 

General Responsibilities:

 

Volunteer Program

  • Recruit and orient volunteers

  • Plan, track, and lead volunteer projects

    • Coordinate with businesses, volunteer groups, and individuals

  • Update calendar with volunteer host schedule

  • Send out weekly host update email in collaboration with SNC Naturalists

  • Send out monthly volunteer opportunities email

 

Community Programs and Special Events

  • Lead weekly Nature Tales Story time at Nature Center

  • Work with Special Events Committee and Community Engagement Director on SNC Fall events including Halloween Journey, Canyon Jams, Concert in the Canyon, Annual Gala

 

General Operational Support

  • Assist SNC Directors in organization operations

  • Work to ensure that all communications accurately and persuasively present the vision, mission and values of SNC

  • Answer and direct office telephone and make follow up phone calls

  • Provide additional administrative support as needed

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate for this position will be highly organized, very personable, has an eye for detail, is an astute problem solver, and is both flexible and self motivated. The Community Engagement Intern must be responsible, dedicated and organized. This experience is a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in community organizing.

 

Specific Skills:

  • Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.

  • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate  

  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Google Drive and social media platforms

  • Motivated, self-starter with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and willingness to see the importance of the details

 

Benefits:

  • Job Experience

  • Gain references

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Networking opportunities

 

Note: This is an unpaid internship. Enjoy being a part of something that’s bigger than yourself. You’re supporting incredible programs that provide nature education to people of all ages.

 

To apply:

Applications are due by August 15th by 5:00pm - but will remain open until filled. Send cover letter and resume to Emily Blake, Community Engagement  Director, at: emily@logannature.org with your name and “Community Engagement Internship Application” in the subject line.