HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a resume, references, and writing samples with a cover letter addressing the candidate’s personal goals and interests, as well as his or her experience and interest in working for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Specific instructions and required application materials are listed under each internship opportunity.
Through the internship program, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper brings students (typically college) and graduates at all levels to our office, where they can work side-by-side with knowledgeable professionals. Interns will receive valuable real world and professional experience and will be an essential asset to CRK’s vital work.
We offer internship opportunities in all areas of our work including legal, water monitoring, green infrastructure, social media, event planning, and office management.
CRK is seeking an community outreach intern to work closely with its development team. The community outreach intern will work to cultivate relationships with businesses, individuals, and other relevant organizations in the Chattahoochee River basin. This position will represent CRK at outreach activities in an effort to increase community awareness and membership. Additionally, the community outreach intern will help plan and manage CRK’s fundraising events.
The Community Outreach Intern will work closely with CRK’s Headwaters Outreach Coordinator to plan and manage CRK’s events, help execute promotions strategies, assist in the creation of marketing content, and assist with procuring and organizing supplies for events. In addition, this intern will assist in advocating for the Chattahoochee River at outreach and tabling opportunities. This position is located out of CRK’s Headwaters Office in downtown Gainesville. This intern will receive hands-on training with many aspects of non-profit development: grant writing, event planning, community outreach, member retention and cultivation.
We are now accepting applications for Summer of 2020 (May – August). Please submit resume and cover letter to Dale Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRK has legal internships available year-round to law students for part-time work during the fall/spring semesters and full-time or part-time during the summer. A legal internship with CRK will provide a wide spectrum of experience that will transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Legal interns work under the close direction and supervision of our staff attorney, but also have opportunities to work in collaborative efforts with other staff and outside organizations. Work will include legal research and writing, advocacy and policy work, field investigations, stakeholder meetings, and involvement with litigation. Funding may be available for paid internships. Experience and/or course work in environmental law, water resources, environmental justice and the Clean Water Act is recommended.
Please submit cover letter, resume and, if available, a writing sample to Kevin Jeselnik at email@example.com.
CRK has technical program internships available year-round to science based college students and graduates for part-time and full-time work. Technical program interns are given opportunities that are hands-on, demanding and rewarding. Technical program interns assist our professional staff in a variety of tasks including monitoring and water sample analysis, pollution tracking, data entry and management, research, outreach and education, field work, and office administration.
We are now accepting internship applications for Summer 2020 (May – August). Please submit cover letter and resume to Jess Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Water Quality Programs intern will help manage and maintain our Neighborhood Water Watch program in the Headwaters region, working out of CRK’s Gainesville office. Water Quality Programs Interns assist our professional staff in a variety of tasks including water monitoring and sample analysis, pollution tracking, data entry and management, research, outreach and education, field work, and office administration. This position would help CRK carry out a vital part of our mission – water quality monitoring of the Chattahoochee and Lake Lanier, helping to ensure the health and safety of our waterways. This position will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water samples, inputting and analyzing data, identifying threats and working with CRK to address water quality issues.
We are now accepting applications for Summer 2020 (May – August). Please submit resume and cover letter to Hannah Warner at email@example.com
CRK has other opportunities for interns to become involved and help promote our mission. Interns at CRK are given opportunities that are hands-on, demanding and rewarding. We offer internships with experience in a variety of fields such as environmental policy, chemistry, ecology, education, office administration, fundraising, cleanups, field work and special events. Internships are unpaid, but offer real world experience in the non-profit business world and provide exposure and education to the challenges facing our natural resources.
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