Internships

The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan whose mission is to protect open space and wildlife habitat. The Conservancy owns 22 nature preserves which are open to the public for passive recreation and maintains 39 conservation easements on private land to protect conservation values in its five-county service area in Central Michigan. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references by September 15th, 2018 to jon@cwc-mi.org.

We are currently recruiting for two unpaid, part-time interns for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Environmental Education Internship

Position Description:

  • Help plan, facilitate and lead environmental education programs for children
  • Create, edit, update and catalogue program outlines
  • Conduct background research for program content
  • Organize and create educational materials for programs
  • Assist with site inventory for program planning
  • Oversee program activities when more than one activity is being conducted at a time
  • Help create themes, goals and objectives for programs
  • Assist Development and Outreach Coordinator with daily tasks as necessary
  • Photograph programs and create social media content that promotes education/outreach programs

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for natural resource protection
  • An understanding of Michigan flora and fauna
  • Availability to work from September 2018 – May 2019
  • Reliable vehicle for transportation
  • Pursuing a college degree in a related field

Salary and benefit information:

  • Unpaid internship opportunity
  • Reimbursement for mileage driven for work-related activities exceeding five miles round trip
  • Part time, flexible work schedule
  • Up to 10-20 hours worked per week

Public Relations and Marketing Internship 

Position Description:

  • Develop content for social media posts
  • Identify and cultivate additional marketing and outreach partner organizations
  • Design preserve and trail maps
  • Design promotional flyers, booklets, posters, stickers and more
  • Manage website posting and email blasts
  • Post marketing materials around the community in high traffic areas
  • Represent the Conservancy at various marketing and outreach events
  • Stuff, seal and send out fundraising and marketing materials
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for natural resource protection
  • Availability to work from September 2018 – May 2019
  • Reliable vehicle for transportation
  • Pursuing a college degree in a related field

Salary and benefit information:

  • Unpaid internship opportunity
  • Reimbursement for mileage driven for work-related activities exceeding five miles round trip
  • Part time, flexible work schedule
  • Up to 10-20 hours worked per week