Research and Strategic Planning Internship

The Research and Strategic Planning Intern will contribute towards SNC’s future growth by supporting the strategic planning process throughout the fall. They will conduct market and community research, help develop, conduct and compile data from interviews with strategic partners, and contribute toward the writing of the final plan. This internship provides an introduction to the leadership and development of non-profits. Our ideal candidate will be interested in researching and data collection. The Research and Strategic Planning Intern needs to be an organized, collaborative, independent worker who is excited about SNC’s mission and growth as well as able to communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing.

Job Type: Internship; 10-20 hrs a week 

Note: This is an unpaid internship. 


  • Assist with organizing, delivering, and synthesizing information from surveys and interviews with invested partners.

  • Conduct market research of the community including future trends and growth potential.

  • Assist with writing of the final plan.


The ideal candidate for this position is organized, timely, and has experience or interest in research and interviewing.

Specific Skills:

  • Strong time-management and organizational skills

  • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate  

  • Research and data collection experience

  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Google Suite


  • Job experience

  • Gain references 

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Networking opportunities

  • Potential to receive university credit

: This Position Description reflects the Stokes Nature Center’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications, providing reasonable accommodation.

To apply

Send cover letter and resume to Kendra Penry, Executive Director at: with your name and “Research and Strategic Planning Intern Application” in the subject line. 

Position will be opened until filled.