INTERNSHIPS

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking applicants for the following internship positions for the Spring 2020 term! 
 

Environmental Education Intern

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable individual for an internship at the Kessler Mountain Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center. The Kessler Mountain Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center is a community collaborative effort with the mission to raise the next generation of conservationists through research, outreach and education. This unique program provides an outdoor learning experience for students of all ages, “K-PhD”. Facilities include a ½-mile interpretive loop trail, native plant and rain garden, and a 1,500-square foot indoor nature center. The Outdoor Classroom provides guided field trips to schools, home-school and community groups, and is available to the general public. Field trip activities are designed to meet current Next-Gen Science standards.

Duties include:

  • Lead field trips for a wide variety of ages

  • Perform weekly cleaning and maintenance of Classroom facilities

  • Design curriculum-based activities and exhibits

  • Recruit new groups to attend Outdoor Classroom programs

 

Your experience at NWALT will:

  • Provide direct learning and experience of environmental education

  • Provide exposure to the greater Northwest Arkansas community

  • Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in environmental science and environmental education

  • Availability to work up to 15 hours per week (average of 10 hours per week)

  • Ability to walk on rough, uneven ground; ability to work in inclement weather

  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills

  • Strong writing skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in environmental science, biology, education or related field

  • Experience working with children in an outdoor setting

  • Ability to design compelling posters and nature center exhibits

  • Training/certification in Project WILD/WET, LEP, or other environmental education program

  • CPR and First Aid Training

 

Spring 2020 Internship Term: January 27 - April 30, 2020

  • All scheduled holidays/breaks observed by the University of Arkansas will be followed.

  • Individual work schedules will be determined by supervising staff member.

  • Interns will report no more than 15 hours/week.

 

Compensation:

 

This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship

 

To Apply:

 

Send your resume/CV and cover letter explaining your interest in this position with Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to Lauren Embree, lembree@nwalandtrust.org.

 

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust does not discriminate against any applicant or person participating in any aspect of this program on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical or mental disability.

 

About the NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LAND TRUST

Now in its 16th year, NWALT is the region’s only local and accredited land trust, dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement

services, the land trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation while enhancing quality of life for today and future generations. The service area of the land trust includes 13 counties in Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton and Washington counties.

Land Stewardship Intern

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking a hardworking and knowledgeable individual for a 14-week internship with our Land Stewardship Team.  The Land Trust holds more than 3,500 acres of conservation lands in Northwest Arkansas and actively manages 700 acres for wildlife habitat and conservation. The primary focus of the Land Stewardship Team is the removal and control of invasive plant species, as well as construction and maintenance of trails and other infrastructure for public access. Additionally, the Stewardship Team conducts annual monitoring of all conservation lands including fee-simple properties and conservation easements. The Land Stewardship intern will have the opportunity to contribute to our team in the following ways:


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Invasive species removal, invasive species control

  • Trail construction and maintenance

  • Biological monitoring and surveying

  • Maintenance of native plant gardens

  • Data collection for baseline documentation

  • Conservation easement monitoring

  • Participation in volunteer days and on the land events

 

Your experience at NWALT will:

  • Provide direct learning and experience in land management practices, stewardship, and conservation easement monitoring

  • Provide exposure to the greater Northwest Arkansas community

  • Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests in the environmental field


Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an environmental science, biology, wildlife management, or other natural resources program at an accredited university or community college in Arkansas.

  • Applicants should be comfortable working outside in a range of habitats, weather, and often rugged landscapes.

  • Applicants should be familiar and comfortable with the use of hand tools and infrequent use of power tools under supervision. 

  • Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of Arkansas ecology and the flora and fauna of the Ozarks and Boston Mountains ecoregions.

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and the community we serve

 

Internship Term:

Spring 2020 Internship Term: January 27 - April 30, 2020

  • All scheduled holidays/breaks observed by the University of Arkansas will be followed.

  • Individual work schedules will be determined by supervising staff member.

  • Interns will report no more than 15 hours/week.

 

Compensation:

 

This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship

 

To Apply:

 

Send your resume/CV and cover letter explaining your interest in this position with Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to Marson Nance mnance@nwalandtrust.org

 

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust does not discriminate against any applicant or person participating in any aspect of this program on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical or mental disability.

 

About the NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LAND TRUST

Now in its 16th year, NWALT is the region’s only local and accredited land trust, dedicated to enhancing quality of life

through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement

services, the land trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation while

enhancing quality of life for today and future generations. The service area of the land trust includes 13 counties in

Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton and Washington counties.

Communications and Development Internship 

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable individual for a 14-week internship with our Communications and Development team. The Communications and Development intern will have the opportunity to contribute to our team in the following ways:


Communications duties:

  • Develop a comprehensive list of media and reporters in the Northwest Arkansas region

  • Assist in drafting press releases, story pitches, and social media updates

  • Research and draft personal interest stories for social media and website

  • Reach out to the community organizations, general public and donors with the message about the land trust and our mission to preserve quality of life in NWA

  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications
     

Development Duties:

  • Conduct background research on potential donors (individuals, foundations, and corporations)

  • Assist in drafting and mailing donor communications, including annual appeal

  • Enter and update information in NWALT’s fundraising database

  • Assist with organizing fundraising events and outreach events

  • Attend development committee meetings and take minutes
     

In Addition:

  • Provide support at NWALT events

  • Provide some general administrative support on occasion
     

Your experience at NWALT will:

  • Provide direct learning and experience of nonprofit development and communications

  • Provide exposure to the greater Northwest Arkansas community

  • Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests

  • Provide the opportunity to be creative and entrepreneurial regarding the work and experience at NWALT
     

Qualifications:

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space

  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)

  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite highly desired. Knowledge of graphic design a plus.

  • An effective communicator, both written and oral

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and the community we serve

 

Spring 2020 Internship Term: January 27 - April 30, 2020

  • All scheduled holidays/breaks observed by the University of Arkansas will be followed.

  • Individual work schedules will be determined by supervising staff member.

  • Interns will report no more than 15 hours/week.

 

Compensation:

 

This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship

 

To Apply:

 

Send your resume/CV and cover letter explaining your interest in this position with Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to Lauren Embree, lembree@nwalandtrust.org.

 

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust does not discriminate against any applicant or person participating in any aspect of this program on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical or mental disability.

 

About the NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LAND TRUST

Now in its 16th year, NWALT is the region’s only local and accredited land trust, dedicated to enhancing quality of life

through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement

services, the land trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation while

enhancing quality of life for today and future generations. The service area of the land trust includes 13 counties in

Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton and Washington counties.

 
 

Saving land today for the generations of tomorrow. 

Email:

info@nwalandtrust.org

Phone:

479-966-4666

Mailing Address:

1725 S. Smokehouse Trail

Fayetteville, AR 72701

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