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Western Rivers Conservancy paid internship - revised application date

Western Rivers Conservancy is offering a year-long internship beginning
in June 2011. The Intern will assist Western Rivers Conservancy staff
with research, writing, maps, graphic design, outreach and office
management. The Intern reports to the Assistant Program Director.


General Communications and Outreach.

The Intern will support print and electronic outreach to various
constituents, including print, web, email, video, conventional media and
social media. Excellent writing skills are essential to Western Rivers
Conservancy's communications, and the need for skill cannot be
overstated. In addition, fluency with the various kinds of media
mentioned above is required.

Produce publications.

Utilizing desktop publishing software and graphic design tools, the
Intern will assist with graphic design and production of publications
including fact sheets, brochures and project briefing books. The Intern
will be asked to research and write articles for print and online
materials, and help manage a large digital photo library.

Create Maps.

Using graphic design tools and GIS, the intern will create maps that
support our riverland conservation program.

Research land ownership.

The first step to buying land for protection is identifying what lands
are in danger and what opportunities exist to protect the land. An
intern is needed to research land ownership along specific rivers in the
West, such as the Santiam River in Oregon, the Klickitat River in
Washington and the Gunnison River in Colorado.

Research resource values.

Western Rivers Conservancy is a small-sized conservation
organization, and therefore we must be strategic is selecting the
projects we choose to pursue. The Intern will help identify and
articulate resource values of various waterways and riparian properties.

Administrative tasks.

No program or organization can run without basic administrative tasks
being accomplished. The Intern will be responsible for answering the
phones and will assist in other administrative tasks such as filing,
deliveries, errands, meeting coordination, and other duties as assigned.


* Solid skills in researching and writing are absolutely

* Familiarity with PC-based computer software is required.

* Experience using graphic design software such as Adobe
Creative Suite, as well as ArcGIS software, is preferred.

* A strong interest in habitat conservation and rivers.

* Ability to commit to forty hours of work per week for a
twelve-month period.

* Biological sciences background is a plus.


Salary of $20,000 - $24,000 commensurate with experience, plus a
generous benefits package.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, non-technical writing sample about
an environmental issue, and a list of three personal references.

Send to: Internship

Western Rivers Conservancy

71 SW Oak Street, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97204

Position open until filled. Interviews will be conducted in May, with
an expected start date in June 2011.

Western Rivers Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Women and
people of color are encouraged to apply.