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NCF-Envirothon Education Specialist – Click for description

This full-time position performs an integral role in ensuring a successful educational experience for high school students across the U.S., Canada, China and a growing list of countries through the NCF-Envirothon program. The NCF-Envirothon Education Specialist is responsible for coordinating educational content for the NCF-Envirothon and overseeing educational and testing protocol for the annual competition.

How to apply

Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Envirothon Education Specialist’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Friday, October 11, to receive priority consideration.

Internships at NACD


NACD interns work with NACD’s government affairs and communications staff to advance the association’s legislative agenda. Interns are given projects to enhance their understanding of Congress and the legislative process. Additionally, they will learn the interworkings of federal natural resources and environmental agencies as well as the roles conservation districts and state conservation agencies play in the development of natural resources, agricultural and environmental policies.

NACD interns are often college juniors or seniors who are interested in natural resources policy, environmental science or agricultural fields. They traditionally work for 10 weeks during the summer or 15 weeks during the fall or spring and are expected to work full- time, although special arrangements can be made. A performance-based stipend is awarded at the end of the internship.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in summarizing and disseminating policy information to conservation leaders;
  • Assisting with coordinating grassroots outreach efforts;
  • Representing NACD at meetings, press conferences, receptions and other events;
  • Helping write and edit newsletters and other special reports relative to policy and programs;
  • Attending hearings and briefings on subjects relative to private lands conservation funding and policies;
  • Interpreting data and creating reports and charts; and
  • Performing any and all related duties that advance the mission and purposes of NACD.

How to Apply

Internship applications are accepted year-round. To apply, send a completed application, cover letter and resume to hr[at]nacdnet.org.

Fall Session: 15 weeks, September through mid-December
Summer Session: 10 weeks, June through mid-August
Spring Session: 15 weeks (flexible), mid-January through May

*Arrangements for shorter internship terms, including winter mini-mesters, are available upon request.

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