Internships: | 2014 |

2014 Internships
Internship Name Day(s) Date(s)
Marketing Intern Wednesday - Thursday Jan 01, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015

Native Seed Collection Internship Wednesday - Wednesday Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Grant-Writing Internship Friday - Wednesday Jan 17, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Restoration Leadership Internship Friday - Wednesday Jan 17, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Weeds Projects Coordinator Internship Saturday Mar 01, 2014

Marketing Intern
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
WednesdayJan 01, 2014 - ThursdayJan 01, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 4

WRV engages thousands of volunteers in over 90 land stewardship projects each year, completing a wide variety of high priority habitat restoration and conservation work throughout the front range of Colorado. Projects can be a single day, but some last a weekend or longer with camping in spectacular mountain settings. Attendance averages 60 volunteers, but ranges from 10 to over 100.
We believe that communicating our mission and the work we do is critical to engaging volunteers, donors and land management agencies. If you are excited about being a part of our team, check out the full job description below.

Marketing Intern: WRV seeks a Marketing Intern to assist in developing and implementing WRV's strategic marketing plan. This 3+ month-long internship position is open year round with an emphasis on participation during our project season May-October, with possibility of extension. The position requires a commitment 10-24 hours of work a week.
While native shrubs and trees can only be effectively planted at certain times of the year, WRV has an ongoing array of media, outreach, and projects all designed to engage the community in our work. As a growing and versatile non-profit, all members of our staff contribute to our marketing goals and there is ample opportunity for those in internship positions to create, manage and implement critical pieces of WRV's strategic marketing plan.

As a marketing intern you will work directly under the Community Programs Director and get the chance to work on assignments that grow our connection to the community through outreach, research, design, branding, analysis, and other media projects. You will learn about the non-profit sector and become familiar with the outdoor industry. In the position you will develop strategies on how the industry, volunteerism and our services can grow. You will also research best practices, develop communication plans, identify trends and create media across several technologies.

Position Responsibilities:

Specific tasks will vary depending on an intern's individual skill set but may include:
- Assist in developing, revising and implementing sections of WRV's strategic marketing plan
- Further develop WRV's social media
- Create and distribute PR and Marketing for WRV projects or programs
- Run outreach events
- Analyze WRV's offerings
- Research and analyze key markets
- Work with custom databases
- Develop and implement branding practices

Qualifications: The marketing intern should be able to work well in a team environment and be a self-driven individual able to take initiative to achieve the goals laid out before them. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organized, have strong computer skills and have exceptional copy editing skills. To be successful in the position an individual should have experience with basic marketing, communication and social media. Experience with higher level marketing is highly desired and experience in the non-profit sector is an added benefit. Must be 18 years of age, able to work some evenings and weekends, and have own transportation.

How to Apply
Interested Applicants submit a Cover Letter, Resume and two references to
jarret@wlrv.org. Positions are open until filled with preference given to applicants that submit before May each year.

This is an unpaid position, however if you are able to receive course credit or a stipend from a university or organization, we are happy to work with you to fulfill those requirements.


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Native Seed Collection Internship
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
WednesdayJan 01, 2014 - WednesdayDec 31, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 1

WRV seeks a Native Seed Collection Coordinator Intern to assist in organizing and developing 15 native seed collection projects for the 2014 seed collection season. This 4-5 month internship position can starts in late June and runs until middle October, requiring 10-15 hours of work per week.
Many land restoration projects depend on hand collected native seed because purchased seeds are unavailable, too expensive or not adapted well enough to local conditions. Native seeds collected at volunteer events can be grown out and multiplied by 1000-fold, creating a high volume of locally adapted seed. These seeds can then be used for restoration efforts such as post-fire and flood re-vegetation, projects to help with erosion control, weed infestation reduction efforts, and in replenishment of native grasses and wildflowers in the area.

The Native Seed Collection Intern will work under the supervision the Native Seed Program Manager in all aspects of organizing native seed collection events on Boulder County Parks and Open Space and City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks properties. The intern will be working on some of the most beautiful properties Boulder County and City of Boulder have to offer, including many areas the public never gets to visit.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Providing leadership on seed collection projects
- Assisting in organizing all project materials
- Recruiting volunteers for projects
- Registering volunteers
- Pre- and post-project communications and logistics
- Learning the native plant species
- Leading at least one seed collection project
- Developing good relationships with agency staff
- Assisting with post project data entry and organizing supplies

Qualifications: Ability to work summer evening projects and some Saturday projects required; must be able to lift up to 20 lbs as needed and walk on uneven terrain; must have own transportation and have at least 1 year of college and/or one year of work experience. Must be at least 18 years of age; experience working with Microsoft Office preferred. Experience in natural resource restoration or organizing volunteer projects a plus.
This is an unpaid position, however if you are able to receive course credit or a stipend from a university or organization, we are happy to work with you to fulfill those requirements. To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 professional references to amy@wlrv.org


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Grant-Writing Internship
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
FridayJan 17, 2014 - WednesdayDec 31, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 2

Do you want to leverage your writing abilities to help the environment and build your career options at the same time? Then this position is for you!

WRV seeks an energetic intern for its competitive summer grant-writing internship. This part-time, 3-month internship selects the top applicant from a pool of new and intermediate grant-writers and helps them develop their skills to a high level. Please note that this is an unpaid position.

The intern will learn by engaging in real life projects of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. She or he will assist with writing grants to fund volunteer ecological restoration efforts in the Front Range and beyond. This opportunity will expose the intern to fundraising for a small nonprofit and a portfolio of resources. School credit may also be available.

WRV is funded by individual donations, grants, and fees for service. The grant intern researches, prioritizes, and applies for grants from a wide variety of governmental, private, and public foundations and institutions. The grant intern will also help to update the grant calendar and formulate a ranking system for grant-makers. Although initial training and one-on-one coaching sessions with veteran grant-writer will be available, the grant intern will also need to take personal initiative to see the grant-writing process through to completion.

Excellent written and verbal skills are a must. Knowledge about restoration and volunteerism preferred though not required. Experience with Microsoft Office programs required. There may be an opportunity to work remotely/virtually.



WRV is an equal opportunity employer. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The intern frequently is required to sit. The intern is required to stand or walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Please send us a resume and cover letter on or before April 15 to apply - sarah@wlrv.org






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Restoration Leadership Internship
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
FridayJan 17, 2014 - WednesdayDec 31, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Do you love working with people, want to gain valuable leadership skills, and restore the land?
Then a Restoration Leadership Internship with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is perfect for you.


Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is seeking Leadership Restoration Interns who are interested in taking on leadership roles for the 2014 volunteer project season. In this flexible position, interns will attend one or more of our volunteer leadership trainings (leadership trainings run from March - May) AND provide leadership on 2 or more restoration projects (depending on the position) during the 2014 project season (late March - November).
Each project varies but a typical commitment can range from 10-30 hours per project.

Leadership Restoration Interns responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Attending 2-3 leadership trainings that will be held this spring
- Lead and instruct smaller groups of volunteers on larger ecological restoration projects. These can include planting, seeding, trail restoration, erosion control, native seed collections and much more
- Organize, transport, manage and return all tools and materials used on restoration projects
- Supervise outreach events and provide information to public about WRV
- Provide support to a cook team in planning and execution of meals for WRV volunteers on projects

Leadership Restoration Interns will have some previous experience in these areas:
- Project Management: Overseeing a volunteer project team to plan, develop, and implement a restoration project
- Organization, Communication and Restoration skills: Working with land managers and other project leaders to choose the best techniques and approaches for a specific restoration project design, and guide volunteer leaders in the implementation of this design on the ground. The technical aspects may include designing rock work, invasive weed removal, planting, seeding, heavy machinery contracting, erosion control measure placement, and more.

All interns will start as assistants until they are comfortable leading.

Qualifications:
- Ability to work weekends and potentially some overnight and evenings, depending on the project.
- Availability to attend 2 trainings in the spring. Must be responsible for own transportation to and from meetings, projects, and work.
- Be able to commit to supervising at least 2 projects in 2014 season.
- Natural resource experience or organizing volunteer projects a plus for some roles, for others no experience may be needed.

This is an unpaid position, however if you are able to receive course credit or a stipend from a school or other organization, we are happy to work with you to fulfill those requirements.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 professional references to amy@wlrv.org


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Weeds Projects Coordinator Internship
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 01, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 1

WRV seeks a Weed Projects Intern to assist in organizing and developing 6 - 8 invasive weed removal projects for the 2014 season. This 3 month internship position runs from March - May, with the possibility for extension. This position will generally require 10-15 hours of work per week, including some Saturdays. Hours can fluctuate, and a flexible applicant is appreciated.

As the Weed Projects Intern, you will be focusing your efforts on one particular invasive weed species: myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites
Toxic to both people and wildlife, myrtle spurge populations in our area are at a threshold now where if enough effort is concentrated on eradication and control, we might actually be able to contain the invasion and suppress its threat to our local environment!
For more details on myrtle spurge, please visit:
Myrtle Spurge Info

The Weed Projects Intern will work under the supervision of the Weed Projects and Campaign Coordinator in all aspects of organizing myrtle spurge events on properties throughout Boulder and Jefferson Counties, primarily on residential lands. The intern will be working with a variety of project partners from local and federal government agencies and will get hands-on experience with public outreach and education.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Outreach for the Purge Your Spurge campaigns to educate targeted homeowners & recruit participation
- Providing leadership on most or all myrtle spurge projects
- Assisting in organizing all project materials and supplies
- Entering project data in computer and spreadsheets
- Developing professional relationships with agency and government staff
- Assisting other WRV staff members on various other projects as needed

Qualifications:
- Ability to work evenings and some Saturday projects required
- Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. as needed and walk on uneven terrain
- Must have own transportation
- Have at least 1 year of college and/or one year of work experience.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Have basic skills with Microsoft Excel.
- Experience in natural resource restoration or organizing volunteer projects is a plus.

This is an unpaid position. However, if you are able to receive course credit or a stipend from a university or organization, we are happy to work with you to fulfill those requirements.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 professional references to lauren@wlrv.org



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