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Community Engagement Internship

Summer 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


As the Community Engagement Intern, you will be involved with SNC volunteer programs, membership retention, and community outreach. 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, University credit may be available. 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.

Volunteer Program

  • Help track and report volunteer hours

  • 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 Naturalist

  • Send out monthly volunteer opportunities email



  • Assist with member tracking, member acknowledgement, reminders, renewals  and database management

  • Help recruit, promote, and retain memberships


Community Outreach

  • Seek outreach opportunities

  • Keep inventory of outreach bin and materials

  • Leads minimum of two outreach events hosted by another organization

  • Plan and coordinate assigned outreach events at SNC


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

  • Update the website, develop IT systems as needed



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


  • Job Experience

  • Gain references

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Networking opportunities

To apply:

Applications are due by May 1, 2018 but will remain open until filled. Send cover letter and resume to Emily at: emily@logannature.org with your name and “Community Engagement Internship Application” in the subject line.