Conservation Intern

National Recreation and Park Association
Ashburn, VA
Mar 07, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Full Time

Summer Conservation Program Internship at the National Recreation and Park Association Description

The National Recreation and Park Association's Conservation team is accepting intern applications from current undergraduate students or recent graduates interested in sustainability, climate change solutions, and/or environmental management and policy. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work with a group of creative, fun, and passionate leaders that are highly motivated to create more equitable and sustainable communities through parks and recreation. During this experience you will gain a variety of skills including research and content development, program development and management, fundraising, evaluation, and grant management.

This is a full time paid internship (37.5 hours/week) that will last 3-4 months and interns can use the experience towards academic credit. Position pays $7.50 - $12 per hour.

Intern will:

  • Research and develop content for a parks sustainability initiative - including researching existing sustainability standards and partners, conducting focus groups with park agency staff, and developing a program framework that encourages local park and recreation agencies to implement additional sustainability actions within their agencies and communities.
  • Help conservation development officer with development of conservation portfolio, including generating fundraising prospects and outreach materials
  • Join and contribute to team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Work with staff on other conservation projects of interest that may include program evaluation, grant management, writing magazine and blog articles, and/or conducting background research


  • Passionate or highly motivated to learn about sustainability, climate change solutions, and/or environmental management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team
  • Current student in or recent graduate of an undergraduate or associates program

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