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Community Conservation Program Intern

The Trust for Public Land’s mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. The Community Conservation Pilot Program collaborates with six Intermountain West communities to define and achieve their priorities in creating healthier, more livable, more equitable communities that are engaged and empowered to protect, care for, and enjoy their lands and waters.

The pilot program will emphasize water as an entry point to working with local communities.  The pilot will seek to help communities conserve and address local water supply protection needs, including groundwater aquifers; identify important waterways and water bodies in need of protection; increase recreational access and connections to amenities such as blue trails and boating access sites; identify ways to finance the protection of these resources; and demonstrate water’s fundamental importance to livability in rural communities. Ultimately, by connecting people to water through a variety of means, people become more aware of its value as a community asset and the need to protect it as a limited resource.

Working closely with the small Community Conservation team, the intern will assist in putting together action plans for each of the six selected pilot communities. This will include research, program coordination, administrative support and systems creation.

Internship Tasks

  • Research and report out on resources within the designated pilot communities (this could include local funders, potential partners, etc.)
  • Create an organized system that captures the feedback gathered from the communities with which we have engaged
  • Assist in the creation of and monitoring of action plans needed for each selected community
  • Assist in report preparation as required by our funders
  • Provide administrative and project support to the ccd team

Necessary Qualifications

  • Proficient with computers and spreadsheet/word processing applications
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Creative and independent worker
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of and interest in conservation and environmental issues

Desired Skills

  • Interest in the and knowledge of the Intermountain West
  • Interest in community development
  • Interest in non-profit management
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Denver, CO
Preferred Majors or Experience: 
This position is open to all class years.