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Program Internship - The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, is seeking a creative, energetic, flexible and motivated individual to join our team as a program intern. The Pacific Northwest office of TWS works at a local, regional and national level to promote and expand public support for the protection of our treasured public lands in Washington and Oregon.

As a program intern, you will be involved in several campaigns, including efforts focused on the conservation of the North Cascades, supporting coalitions focused on public lands management and preservation, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management planning processes, and rapid response based on legislative actions. This position is fast-paced and offers a motivated and self-starting individual the opportunity to increase and diversify experience and develop project management skills while working as part of a dynamic team.


• Research and track National Forest, National Park, and other agency planning processes and comment periods;
• Review opportunities for community based collaborative efforts on our National Forests and National Parks;
• Research a variety of issues, statistical information and more in preparation for outreach and reports;
• Provide outreach and logistical support for coalition work and conservation partner grassroots campaigns;
• Track local, regional and some national media coverage of issues-related topics;
• Recommend opportunities for placement of op-eds and letters to the editor;
• Support staff as needed for special projects;
• Event support and staffing for special events;
• Organize and manage communications materials including clip books, online clip files, videos and supplies;
• Assist in management of organization’s website using content management system;
• Provide logistical support for office, media, community leader and stakeholder meetings;


• Detail and task oriented with ability to multitask in fast-paced environment;
• Self-starter with ability to independently manage projects and tasks;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Commitment to environmental protection and a basic understanding of conservation and land use issues;
• Ability to problem solve and generate new ideas;
• Strong organization skills;
• Basic knowledge of using a scanner, copier and Microsoft programs;
• Experience with GIS a plus;
• Applicant must have completed at least one year of college.

Schedule: Full time (37.5 hours/week), three or six month commitment
Compensation: $10 per hour
Deadline for application: Monday, July 6th, 2009

This position is located in Seattle, Washington.

The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or sexual orientation.

To Apply: Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Katy Juranty
The Wilderness Society
720 Third Avenue, Suite 1800
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax: 206-624-7101
e-mail: [email protected]

No phone calls please.