Conservation Intern

Conservation Intern Position Announcement

Part time, Seasonal Intern (for credit/unpaid). 8-12 hours per week, August 30, 2021 through December 17, 2021. Option to extend internship through May 2022.  

Reports To: Conservation Coordinator 

Denver Audubon is currently seeking creative, highly motivated and energetic individuals to work collaboratively on our conservation and stewardship programs as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity to learn and gain experience in urban conservation issues, advocacy, and program development. 

Principal Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with Denver Audubon staff and volunteers to develop, enhance and implement conservation and/or stewardship programs including: 
  • Lights Out Colorado 
  • Lights Out Denver 
  • Conservation in Colorado Lecture Series 
  • Community stewardship volunteer program/network 
  • Develop communications messages on bird conservation for social media, web site, and email newsletters. 
  • Staff informational booths or tables to share conservation actions that help birds.  
  • Participate in Conservation Committee meetings.  
  • Encourage stewardship action among residents through enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for birds, other wildlife and their habitats. 
  • Act as a representative of Denver Audubon, demonstrating professionalism, compassion and openness for opposing viewpoints, enthusiasm for stewardship actions, and environmental ethics. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Must be 18 or older 
  • Pursuing a degree in environmental sciences, ornithology, biology, geology, communications, marketing, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or related fields. 
  • Experience working in group or team settings and presenting at meetings or other public programs. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Computer proficiency – word processing, spreadsheets and databases. 
  • Experience with social media and web-based platforms. 
  • Personal vehicle to travel to office and nature center. 
  • Ability to work weekday mornings, afternoons, and/or occasional evenings.  

Desired Behavioral Traits and Attitudes 

  • Team player, fun, outgoing, passionate, organized, creative, resourceful, critical thinker, results-oriented, and self-motivated.   
  • Experience with or strong interest in conservation, stewardship, and/or restoration activities and programs. 
  • Punctual for all internship shifts. 
  • Accountable and communicative. 
  • Passionate about Denver Audubon’s mission. 

Special Requirements: 

  • Must commit to intern hours on a weekly basis. 
  • Must attend intern trainings/observations, and weekly meetings etc. throughout the internship as required by supervisor.  
  • Strongly encouraged to attend naturalist training classes to learn about Colorado front range ecology. The classes are virtual or in-person at a variety of times on both weekends and weekdays.  A schedule of the courses/dates/times will be given to you if you are selected for the internship. 

Benefits 

  • Schedule flexibility with some work occurring remotely and some meetings/programs in a virtual setting. 
  • Audubon Naturalist Training–includes natural history classes on the ecology of the Colorado front range. 
  • Supervised mentorship in organizational leadership, multi-agency collaboration, and program management.  
  • Potential to create a conservation/stewardship/restoration program and receive support and mentoring on your project. 
  • Can tailor your internship for your professional needs. 
  • Course credit towards your degree. 

Interested applicants should send/email cover letter and resume:  

Denver Audubon
Attn: Suzy Hiskey, Conservation Coordinator
9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd
Littleton, CO 80128
Email:  suzy@denveraudubon.org  

Deadline: August 15, 2021 

Anticipated Start Date: August 30, 2021 (flexible start date) 

To apply for this job email your details to suzy@denveraudubon.org