Inspire and educate the next generation of conservationists while working on nature conservancy preserves and Milwaukee County Parks this summer!

The Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin is seeking applicants with a background in youth leadership for a mentor position for our summer high school internship program. You’ll lead a group of teens as they work outdoors and learn about the environment. You’ll also gain experience working with partners, facilitating program logistics, and conducting land stewardship work.

  • Location: The work location alternates between Mukwonago River watershed preserves (East Troy, WI) and Milwaukee County Parks.
  • Dates: The 12-week position lasts from early June to late August and includes preparation, intern session, and wrap-up.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Key responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and cohesive team environment for a group of six interns
  • Supervise and mentor interns in daily work
  • Work alongside Conservancy and County Parks staff and interns on stewardship projects such as trail maintenance, habitat management, and species monitoring
  • Manage program logistics, including transportation
  • Communicate among partners and ensure smooth program function

The ideal candidate will have the following background and skills:

  • College-level coursework in a relevant field, and a completed college degree is a plus
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with youth, especially high school students
  • Experience working outdoors and tolerance of long hours and strenuous activities in the field
  • Team player with communication and organizational skills, flexibility, and sense of humor
  • Ability and willingness to transport interns between work locations
  • First aid training is preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience is preferred, and Spanish language skills are beneficial
  • Valid driver’s license

Organization Details

The Nature Conservancy 633 W Main Street Madison, Wisconsin 53703 Website

How to Apply

Apply online and search for position #47278. Application deadline is February 24 and anticipated start date is early June 2019.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2019

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