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posted: 11/29/2013 11:54 AM

Intern opportunity with conservation group

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College students home for winter break can gain valuable work experience and boost their resume with an internship opportunity with Conserve Lake County.

Do you have a passion for conservation? Are you interested in learning about nonprofit management? Spend your winter break with us and learn from experts in the field of conservation and have a little fun while you're at it.

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Conserve Lake County is looking for qualified interns to work during their winter break in December and January. Conserve Lake County's mission is to preserve open land, restore natural areas, and inspire a commitment to land conservation for the benefit of people and wildlife in Lake County.

Interns will work on a variety of projects to further the mission of Conserve Lake County while building skills to further their career development.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Conduct research and compile reports on best practices in the industry.

• Research and write articles on conservation topics for newsletters.

• Assist in creation of social media strategies.

• Conduct general office administrative duties.

• Assist with outdoor conservation projects.

The successful candidate will be a team player who enjoys working in a team environment and on individual projects. The candidate should be a self-starter who is eager to grow their professional skills. The candidate should be enrolled in or recently graduated from a two or four-year institution.

All areas of study are welcome to apply including but not limited to: business administration, marketing, finance, conservation, public relations, journalism, communications, environmental science, biology, botany, and nonprofit management.

Candidates should possess strong communication skills, both oral and written, and be proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Power Point.

Candidates must be able to lift up to 20 pounds. They will be required to work Monday through Friday 25 to 30 hours per week on a set schedule. Interns will be paid a stipend for their services. Start and end dates will be determined by individual university winter break schedules. The office will be closed Dec. 24 and Jan. 1.

Send a resume and cover letter to: jweglarz@conservelakecounty.org. Deadline for applications is Dec. 10.

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