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Conservation Programs Intern
Ref No.: 18-00116
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 09/03/2018
About Atlanta Audubon Society
Atlanta Audubon Society is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to developing a conservation-minded and fully engaged Georgia where birds prosper, habitats flourish, and public understanding grows. Our mission is to build places where birds and people thrive. We create bird-friendly communities through conservation, education, and advocacy with activities that build community and foster the joy of birding. Learn more about our programs at
www.atlantaaudubon.org/mission-and-programs. Atlanta Audubon is a certified chapter of National Audubon Society and works in the 20+ county metro-Atlanta area.
 
Position Summary
The Conservation Programs Intern will assist in the implementation of and education about habitat conservation programs. Specifically, the Intern will help Atlanta Audubon meet aggressive habitat conservation program goals while broadening our engagement in the community. The position is part of a National Audubon in Action grant awarded to Atlanta Audubon to further the work of the 1 million Plants for Birds initiative while also focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion in conservation. The position will report to the Habitat Conservation Program Coordinator.
 
Position Duties
  • Complete training to be an Atlanta Audubon wildlife sanctuary certifier.
  • Once trained, conduct evaluations of potential wildlife sanctuaries based on program criteria.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of native plant sales in conjunction with partners.
  • Develop educational materials, articles, and presentations about plants for birds, bird habitat, and the wildlife sanctuary certification program.
  • Coordinate and present community outreach programs across metro-Atlanta about plants for birds, bird habitat, and the wildlife sanctuary certification program.
  • Assist with plants for birds demonstration garden design and installation.
  • Recruit, communicate with, and oversee volunteers for conservation programs.
  • Field work may include on-the-ground conservation work or assistance with bird surveys or mist netting if desired.
  • Contribute to the promotion of Atlanta Audubon and bird conservation.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Conservation Program Coordinator or Director of Conservation.
Performance Expectations
  • Willingness to learn basic native plant and bird identification and key habitat conservation concepts.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be a team player.
  • Ability to set and stick to deadlines.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards for habitat management and bird monitoring activities.
  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding Atlanta Audubon and the not-for-profit sector.
  • Some weekend work required.
Position qualifications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of online graphic design programs a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally.
  • Interest in wildlife conservation, ornithology, natural history, ecology, or environmental work.
Status & Pay
This position is offered through our partners, the Greening Youth Foundation. 400 hours over 52 weeks at $11/hour, plus mileage reimbursement for offsite programs.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
Atlanta Audubon Society is committed to recruiting, selecting and retaining the best employees and support staff by affording equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, religion, marital status, disability, race, gender or sexual orientation. This policy also includes those provisions of law that apply in particular to disabled veterans.