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Graduate Conservation Innovation Intern, New York

The Nature Conservancy
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Graduate Conservation Innovation Intern, New York
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where start? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can make a difference every day—for New York, the Caribbean, and the World!
To be successful in our mission, The Nature Conservancy is embracing the integration of innovation methodologies into its work. This work at the intersection of people and nature requires new perspectives, skillsets, and an agile approach. Within a learning environment, the Conservation Innovation Intern will provide a novel and fresh perspective to conservation planning and thinking in New York State.
The Intern will work with New York Division or innovation network leadership and field staff to help identify, design, and implement innovative approaches to our work to enhance the impact of our projects. They will bring their background and expertise – perhaps in technology, analytics, design, art, activism, social change, management, etc. – to significantly advance innovation in conservation. This could include creating processes and training platforms, and /or introducing new methods and best practices into our day to day operations and work. The project’s content is dependent on the Intern’s academic interests, unique skillset, and the needs of the program.  The conservation areas in which the Intern may work could span climate change, water, equity, and lands. 
The Graduate Conservation Innovation Intern will work for 10-12 weeks (35 hours/week) during winter 2022, to develop our internal innovation program. The Graduate Conservation Intern will be paid $20.00 per hour.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 
·       Currently enrolled in a graduate academic program.
·       Experience working in a team environment.
·       Experience using research tools and computer systems
·       Experience supporting complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
If you are interested in doing work you can believe in and want to work in a collaborative environment, please visit and search for job ID #50668 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application, resume, and cover letter (both required) by 11:59 PM EST on December 22, 2021, to be considered. The preferred work location for this position is New York City, NY, however, other established Conservancy offices within New York State may be negotiable.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.