Internship Description: NJ Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith established a NJ Forest Stewardship Task Force to develop recommendations to the NJ State Legislature regarding policies needed to better protect and manage New Jersey’s public forestlands. NJ Conservation Foundation — along with NJ Audubon, NJ Forestry Association and NJ Sierra Club — is one of four organizations co-chairing the Task Force, which will hold public hearings and convene work groups throughout the year in an effort to seek consensus on recommendations for the Committee by the end of 2022.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is seeking one (1) intern to assist with the NJ Forest Stewardship Task Force. This is a unique opportunity that will provide hands-on experience helping the task force develop policy decisions that have an impact on the environment and potentially become law.

Internship Requirements: The project supervisor will support the intern and oversee their work. The intern will be responsible for organizing their work to complete, or at least significantly advance, each project within the internship term, and communicating their schedule and maintaining that schedule with the supervisor. The intern will work independently and in partnership with their supervisor, other NJ Conservation staff members and others in the Task Force as appropriate. Successful candidate will be enrolled in a related field of study or pursuing a change in career that would be supported by this internship.

Internship activities may include: The intern will participate in all meetings of the Task Force co-chairs and assist them in facilitating the process, including email correspondence with participants, planning and running meetings, preparing meeting summaries, posting information online and other needs that might arise. NJ Conservation may also ask the intern to review and summarize reports relevant to the work of the Task Force.

Number of Openings: One (1)

Commitment: Position is part-time, with a commitment of approximately 192 hours to be completed between June and December 2022. Task Force work groups will meet four times per month on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 to 6 PM via Zoom. The schedule for work outside the meetings is flexible and will be developed with the intern’s supervisor.

Desired fields of study: Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, Ecology, Forestry, others possible

Stipend: $2,500.00

Company Name: New Jersey Conservation Foundation Company Address: 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931 Company Website: njconservation.org

Project Coordinator & Contact Person: Erica Colace, Assistant Development Director (908) 997-0727; ecolace@njconservation.org

Intern Supervisor: Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Allison Williams, Stewardship Coordinator at allison.williams@njconservation.org with “Forestry Task Force Internship” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled. Please no calls.

The health and safety of our employees, volunteers and interns is our top priority. New Jersey Conservation Foundation has adopted “COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies and Guidelines” based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. All employees, volunteers and interns will be given a copy of this policy upon commencement of employment or service to the organization and are expected to fully adhere to the procedures and guidelines outlined in this policy.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this job email your details to allison.williams@njconservation.org

About New Jersey Conservation Foundation

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a non-profit organization that preserves open space and farmland throughout New Jersey. We do this by educating landowners about conservation options to preserve properties, managing over 25,000 acres of preserved land, promoting advocacy and policy issues with state agencies, and state and federal lawmakers, engaging the public and other conservation organizations in educational activities and efficiently managing a large conservation nonprofit. To learn more, visit www.njconservaton.org.