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Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 5:17 PM
To: American Fisheries Society
Subject: [AFS] Paid Intern Position with NWF's Wildlife and Climate Change
Paid Intern Position with NWF's Wildlife and Climate Change Safeguards Team,
Please share with any interested individuals or listserves.
NWF has a paid eleven-month internship starting September 2011 in its
Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Team located in the Washington DC based NWF
Advocacy Center. To apply:
https://careers.nwf.org/ext/detail.asp?jobid=nwf2180. No phone calls please.
The Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern will support NWF's Climate Change
Safeguards team, which focuses on climate change adaptation, wildlife
protection and responsible renewable energy development.
Major team initiatives include development of criteria and guidance for
carrying out climate-smart conservation, ecosystem-based approaches for
human community climate adaptation, and wildlife- friendly approaches to
wind and solar energy. The Safeguards team also is involved in policy and
legislative work on issues such as State Wildlife Action Plans, endangered
species, invasive species, land protection and management, and conservation
funding. Intern assignment will include:
. Research, writing, and editing reports, newsletters,
factsheets, and memos on wildlife, climate change, and natural resource
. Legislative and policy work at the federal, state and local
levels including tracking bills and administrative regulations/ rulemakings,
distributing information to decision-makers in hard copy and e-mail,
maintaining target database and policy information and occasionally
attending lobby meetings.
. Coalition building with partners, including attending
coalition meetings, engaging NWF affiliates and partners, helping with lobby
days and trainings, calling activists and like-minded organizations.
. Logistical support in organizing meetings and other events,
including arranging travel, taking minutes, and distributing notes and other
. Administrative duties as assigned.
Qualifications/Skills: Minimum Bachelors with degree or experience in
natural resource management, conservation biology, or environmental
policy/advocacy; interest in policy and legislative affairs desirable.
Should have good expository writing skills; facility reviewing technical
policy and/or scientific documents, excellent phone and interpersonal
skills; must have ability to conduct independent research; computer literacy
a must (MS Office suite and internet applications); graphic design or GIS
skills are useful but not essential.
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