February 8, 2021

Job Title:            Student Leader Project Intern
Hours:                Flexible, up to 25 hours/week
Start Date:         April/May 2021
Duration:           August 2021
Pay:                    $13/hour
Location:           Intern must have the ability and equipment to work virtually

Position Description:
Are you looking for a great resume-building project to show future employers? Want to be part of advancing an international organization with over 75 years of environmental impact? Would you like to use your creativity and test your project management skills while collaborating with a dynamic nonprofit team?

The Soil and Water Conservation Society, in partnership with Association of Retired Conservation Service Employees, is looking for an intern to assist us in the operations and logistics of the 76th SWCS International Annual Conference and development of a nonprofit program. Intern tasks may include resource creation and design, communications support, market research, website, Facebook and other media editing, logistical support for executing an annual conference, assisting with various administrative tasks, and more.

The intern will gain professional work experience, interact with national leaders in agriculture and natural resource conservation, and learn about the operations of an international nonprofit. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will participate in the virtual 76th SWCS International Annual Conference and experience a professional conference as both an organizer and participant.

The intern must be very organized, detail-oriented, have strong communication skills (written and verbal), proficient with Microsoft Office, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Candidates must be enrolled in (or recently graduated from) an undergraduate or graduate degree program in communications, business administration, marketing, agricultural business, environmental studies, management, nonprofit management, entrepreneurial studies, event management, or other related field. Additional desired qualifications include a demonstrated interest in natural resource conservation, agriculture, environmental studies, or land stewardship, and nonprofit interest or experience.

About the Soil and Water Conservation Society:
For seventy-six years, the Soil and Water Conservation Society has been the premier international organization for professionals who practice and advance the science and art of natural resource conservation. We believe sustainable land and water management is essential to the continued security of the earth and its people. Our goal is to cultivate an organization of informed, dynamic individuals whose contributions create a bright future for agriculture, the environment, and society. The Soil and Water Conservation Society is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, with chapters across the United States and Canada. For more information, go to www.swcs.org.

Thank you to our student leader project intern sponsor, Association of Retired Conservation Service Employees, for making this possible. Visit www.arscse.org to learn more information about their organization.

This is a part-time internship, beginning in April/May and ending following the conclusion of the 76th SWCS International Annual Conference, July 26-28, 2021. Pay is $13/hour.

Benefits of the Position:
SWCS is dedicated to making this experience as valuable to the employee as the employee is to SWCS! Some of the benefits of this position include:

  • A complimentary student membership with access to the career center services
  • An opportunity to work with an international organization
  • Registration for attendance at a virtual international professional conference
  • Opportunity to connect many national leaders in agriculture and conservation
  • On-the-job training

To Apply:

Please submit the following materials to courtney.allen@swcs.org by March 5, 2021:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for two professional or academic references
  • College transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

View the internship announcement PDF.

For More Information:

Courtney Allen

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