Texan by Nature Internship Remote · Part time Company website

Texan by Nature, a conservation nonprofit that advances conservation across Texas, is seeking dedicated interns with an instinct for and interest in research, writing, and program/project management. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the impact-focused world of nonprofits and conservation, working alongside professionals who are passionate about their work and enjoy working together. Ideal candidates are driven, creative, trustworthy, hard-working, and interested in collaborating with great minds to help cultivate change and foster engagement in conservation. This internship program will equip you with the skills necessary to prosper in this industry along with excellent referrals to a wide variety of brands and agencies.

Description

Term


Start date is the week of July 15 with the opportunity to work until December 20 (end dates are flexible). Minimum of 15 hours per week, with the potential to work up to 25 hours per week depending on workload.


Responsibilities


All Texan by Nature interns have various responsibilities that either fall under programs, fundraising/development, or social media/marketing. Texan by Nature purposely designs our intern positions to provide maximum exposure to all aspects of the organization, and divides responsibilities based on the skills and interests of each intern. For this position, interns will PRIMARILY support programs. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to a mix of the following:


General Responsibilities:

  • Research conservation projects, natural resource issues, and other subjects as directed
  • Work in and contribute to an environment that encourages curiosity, diversity, and innovation
  • Perform day-to-day office administrative tasks, check email, take notes, etc.
  • Provide weekly to bi-weekly updates to your direct manager
  • Attend site visits, conferences, and events (TBD)


Programmatic Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director and Program Managers with research, deliverable creation, and implementation of the Conservation Wrangler program
  • Assist with conducting outreach, processing, collecting, and interpreting applications to create write-ups for the TxN Certification program 
  • Become familiar with existing Conservation Partners, process new partner applications, upload partner events to the website, write blogs about partners, and research new Conservation Partner opportunities
  • Research and score companies for the Texan by Nature 20 program
  • Support matching conservation projects to funders by processing project funding requests, writing proposals, etc. through statewide initiatives like the Texas Water Action Collaborative 


Fundraising/Development Responsibilities:

  • Research donors and partners
  • Assist with the preparation of funding proposals
  • Create and send outreach communications with direction from the Director of Development
  • Assist Program Managers with the implementation of Business Member projects


Social Media/Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Team with social media copywriting and scheduling
  • Collect and report digital analytics
  • Implement website copy updates as requested
  • Draft blogs and other publicly facing materials as requested with guidance from the Marketing Team


Qualifications


  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in, or with a strong interest in wildlife, natural resources, sustainability, nonprofit management, or related field
  • Strong writing, communication, and multitasking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Must represent the office in a professional manner both virtually and in person
  • Must have own transportation for work-related travel purposes 


Application


  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and one relevant writing sample* by May 24, 2024, to [email protected]. Interviews will occur as applications come in and until the position(s) are filled. The internship will start the week of July 15.


*The writing sample should display your own writing skills. Any topic/form is accepted. Writing samples typically submitted by applicants ranges widely from research papers to press releases to blogs to GIS story maps, and more. Please contact [email protected] for questions. 

Salary

$15 - $15 per hour