Internships: | 2015 | 2014 |

2015 Internships
Internship Name Day(s) Date(s)
Marketing Internship Monday - Saturday May 11, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

Environmental Education Internship Tuesday - Friday May 26, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015

Grant Writing Internship Friday - Wednesday Jun 05, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015

Restoration Leadership Internship Friday - Saturday Jun 05, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

Native Seed Collection Internship Friday - Saturday Jun 05, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

Marketing Internship

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
MondayMay 11, 2015 - SaturdayOct 31, 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.

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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Environmental Education Internship

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 26, 2015 - FridayJun 19, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 3

Environmental Education Intern: WRV seeks an Environmental Education Intern to assist in developing youth restoration projects and empowering youth. This is a 3+ month internship with possibility of extension. The position requires 6-20 hours of work a week.
As an intern, you will work directly with the Youth & Inclusiveness Coordinator to develop and implement WRV's Youth Programming. You will get the chance to work on assignments that inspire and empower the next generation of land stewards!

osition Responsibilities: Be a part of growing our nonprofit community and help shape the direction of our organization. You will learn about the non-profit sector and become familiar with the outdoor industry.
Specific tasks will vary depending on an intern's individual skill set and interests but may include:
- Running hands-on service learning projects with youth in the beautiful Colorado outdoors;
- Coordinating youth projects and social events;
- Assisting with youth leadership trainings and supporting trainees to develop their leadership skills;
- Developing and teaching lesson plans tailored to WRV youth projects;
- Photography and videography at WRV youth projects and events;
- Assisting with youth recruitment and the development of a marketing campaign;
- Exploring fundraising opportunities and preparing fundraising proposals.

WRV provides hands-on training in all applicable areas.

Qualifications: The youth 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 a passion and experience working with youth, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be well organized. Experience with education and leadership development 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. In applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at www.wlrv.org

To apply, please send a letter of interest, 2 references, and resume to kiva@wlrv.org by 5pm on Friday June 19th. 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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Grant Writing Internship

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
FridayJun 05, 2015 - WednesdaySep 30, 2015 - 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.

To apply, please send us a resume and cover letter by Friday, June 19th - sarah@wlrv.org






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Restoration Leadership Internship

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
FridayJun 05, 2015 - SaturdayOct 31, 2015 - 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 3 or more restoration projects (depending on the position) during the 2015 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 by Friday, June 19th.


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Native Seed Collection Internship

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
FridayJun 05, 2015 - SaturdayOct 31, 2015 - 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 2015 seed collection season. This 4-5 month internship position that 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 by Friday June 19th.


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