Conservation Outreach Intern

Posted 09-01-2017
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 0
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The Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is a non-profit organization that conserves important natural areas in the Edmonton region. These natural areas provide essential habitat for wild species and crucial opportunities for local residents to connect with nature. EALT is a young organization that is still building recognition in the community. Spreading awareness about EALT’s important conservation work and inspiring interested individuals to volunteer are critical components for our success.

 

EALT is looking for an intern who is passionate about land conservation and eager to learn about conservation projects in the Edmonton region. The intern will work with EALT’s Volunteer Team to set up and staff information booths at numerous community events and special events at local businesses to spread awareness. The intern must be an outgoing, enthusiastic team player.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Sciences
  • Communications

Some specialized skills required:

  • Must be available on select weekend days
  • Must have access to a vehicle to transport supplies to and from community events
  • Exceptionally reliable, punctual, and responsible
  • Enthusiastic and friendly team player
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Completed a final feedback survey providing EALT with a summary of constructive feedback evaluating the marketing opportunities at each community event and the quality of the overall experience
  • Managed the set up and take down of EALT’s display for information booths at several community events in Edmonton
  • Educated interested members of the public about the importance of conserving natural areas
  • Successfully worked with the volunteer team to spread awareness about EALT’s important conservation work to the community
  • Gained a greater understanding of conservation projects in the Edmonton region