DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
JOB TITLE: Intern
CLASSIFICATION: Assistant 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt, Temporary Full-Time
DEPARTMENT: Center for Conservation Innovation, Communications, Conservation Law, Field Conservation, Government Relations, or Landscape Conservation
LOCATION: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Defenders anticipates that the Summer 2021 internship program will be 100% remote.
TIMEFRAME: June-August 2021
LAST REVISED: December 2020
Defenders of Wildlife’s 10-week summer internship program is intended to be highly diverse and we particularly encourage students from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds to apply. The program will provide interns with an in-depth perspective on how Defenders enacts its mission of conservation, the opportunity to acquire specific skills needed to pursue their professional goals, the opportunity to engage in hands-on research/projects in their field of study, and the opportunity to build professional networks. The program will also provide students with cross-disciplinary exposure, one-to-one mentor matching, and peer-to-peer support.
Education: Current undergraduate student at an accredited 2 or 4-year institution
Experience: Demonstrated interest in conservation; demonstrated interest and/or commitment to broadening the inclusion of multicultural and/or marginalized communities in the conservation movement.
· Must be eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship
· Must be at least 18 years of age
· Must be able to commit to the full 10-week term of the program
· CV or resume
· In lieu of a cover letter, a written statement (500 words or less) that answers the following:
o What draws you to this specific discipline/area of study? AND
o Please describe ways you have contributed to increasing diversity and inclusion in your area of study AND/OR
o A diversity/inclusion-based challenge you have faced and how you navigated through the challenge.
Physical Activities and Demands
· Constantly remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
· Communicating with others to exchange information.
· Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
Visit www.defenders.org to apply.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.