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Spring 2022 Conservation Intern

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Bozeman, Montana, US
Closing date
Dec 14, 2021

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking an intern to work with our Nature Program in NRDC's Northern Rockies Office in Bozeman, Montana. This internship will support NRDC's advocacy work on wildlife and related conservation issues in the Northern Rockies. The internship will begin in February 2022 or soon thereafter. We are seeking applicants that can work full time (35-hour-per-week for 10 weeks) but we are open to negotiating a part-time position depending on the right candidate's needs. This is a paid internship with a full stipend amounting to $6,000 to $10,000, dependent upon experience. A remote work arrangement will be offered for this position.

The intern will lead a research project focused on state wildlife governance in the Northern Rockies and in other Western states. This will involve gathering information through internet research and individual conversations on topics related to funding structures, legislation, representation, and demographics within wildlife decision-making bodies and various stakeholder groups. The outcomes of this work will include a written summary of findings and working with team members to identify key issues and solutions.


Research state wildlife governance funding structures, legislation, demographics and other related topics

Summarize findings in a written report

Help inform future wildlife conservation efforts; and

Contribute to wildlife conservation work by assisting staff with various projects related to human-wildlife conflict, wildlife policy and species recovery.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;

Resourceful, able to manage a project from start to finish, and motivated to succeed;

Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

An interest in relationship building and learning from diverse perspectives in the wildlife conservation community;

A passion for conservation issues in the West and alignment with NRDC's mission; and

Commitment to NRDC's

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. This is apaid internship with a full stipend of $6,000 to $10,0000.

To apply, please visit (url removed)/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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For further information about NRDC, please visit .
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