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Partnership Coordinator Resource Assistant (Intern)
Ref No.: 17-00265
Company/Department:USDA Forest Service/Regional Partnerships Program Manager
Location: Prescott National Forest, Arizona
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 09/01/2017
 Partnership Coordinator Resource Assistant (Intern)
Position Description:
This Resource Assistant internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service, and provide advance training in the application of Partnership and Volunteer principles and practices. The Resource Assistant will develop partnership, collaboration and volunteer program management skills to assist in the management of forest-wide partnership and volunteer program development. The Resource Assistant will also have the opportunity for exposure in other forest-wide programs to include grants and agreements, recreation management and others. The program will begin in September, and continue full-time for 26 weeks.
Major duties will include, but not limited to:
  • Schedules and attends public/organizational meetings, records proceedings, represents the Forest Service during volunteer, educational and/or partnership events.
  • Assists staff across the unit with partnership development (partner cultivation, relationship building, and identifying mutual benefits) and implementation (agreement development, monitoring and reporting). 
  • Assists in the development of partnership efforts with non-governmental organizations, other government agencies, community organizations, and/or other local or regional stakeholders
  • Assists staff across the unit regarding volunteer program development (volunteer cultivation, relationship building, and identifying mutual benefits) and implementation (agreement development, monitoring and reporting). 
  • Other duties may be required in support of this program.
Desired knowledge, skills or abilities:
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Forest Service policies and processes regarding partnering, volunteering, or grants and agreements or the ability to understand similar processes and policies
  • Experience working on projects which entail interpreting laws, regulations, policies or procedures under the guidance of others
  • Current college students or recent graduates with interest or degree in conservation, natural resources, community development, or related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of laws and government policies.
  • Interpersonal communication, public speaking and/or customer service experience with an emphasis on partnership and stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong writing, organization, and communication skills (oral and written); experience writing reports, strategies, grants, and/or creating and coordinating presentations using various software programs such as PowerPoint, Illustrator, Adobe, Excel, etc.
  • Enthusiasm for working with non-profits, state and federal offices, educational organizations and youth development
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Social Media, information systems, & database skills a plus
  • Driver's license
Location: Prescott National Forest, AZ 
Compensation: $500 weekly stipend; non-competitive hiring status upon successful completion. A monthly housing stipend is available under certain conditions.
Housing: The Resource Assistant will be responsible for finding their own housing in Prescott, AZ. Prescott is situated in the beautiful Northern Arizona Mountains 100 miles north of Phoenix.  There is something for everyone in Prescott, from recreating in nature, exploring the back roads of Arizona, live concerts on the plaza, museums, great restaurants, local art, and learning about Arizona's history.  The weather offers all four seasons, with sunny spring-time weather, warm summers, gorgeous fall colors and seasonably cool winters.  
Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
If interested, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Greening Youth Foundation at