Fall Intern, Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution

San Marcos, TX

Job Title: Fall Intern

Organization: Environment and Public Policy (EPP) Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACP)

Type of opportunity: The EPP Section and Meadows Center are looking for current or recent graduates with a strong interest in pursuing a career in environmental conflict resolution and public policy. The intern will mainly work on efforts relevant to the EPP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Committee and the Meadows Center, also seeking to offer opportunities to the intern to immerse themselves in the field of alternative conflict resolution, environment, and/or public policy.

Duties: The intern will work approximately 10 hours per week on ACR EPP activities and 10 hours per week on Meadows Center activities, for a total of 20 hours per week over a period of approximately 10 weeks. Acknowledging, however, these hours will vary each week and will allow for a certain degree of flexibility. Some of the tasks required of the intern for the DE&I Committee include:

  • Research organizations and opportunities for dissemination of the Resource Handbook of Opportunities for Students and Early Career Practitioners of Color in the Field of Environmental Conflict Resolution.
  • Develop a series of creative communications materials (such as, podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics, etc.) on the experience of practitioners of color in the field.
  • Create an alumni network of EPP Diversity & Equity interns and scholarship recipients.
  • Develop a white paper on current status of diversity in the EPP field.
  • Support planning and facilitating a series of DE&I related webinars.
  • Other activities as needed to carry out the work of the D&E Committee.

Desired qualifications:

  • Excels at communicating both in writing and verbally (virtually – e.g. on the phone,videoconference, etc. – and in-person).
  • Multitasks effectively and tracks diverse deadlines and projects.
  • Organizes work projects and completes tasks within assigned time frames.
  • Works effectively independently as well as within a team to achieve high quality outputs.
  • Establishes effective working relationships, particularly with diverse groups.
  • Possess attention to detail and high level of accuracy for deliverables.
  • Command of English language and grammar (full working proficiency).
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Robust written and oral communication skills and strong editing skills.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word.
  • Work or volunteer experience working with diverse and historically underrepresented communities and/or environmental, natural resource and/or public policy issues (preferred)

Start and end dates: September 1, 2020- December 12, 2020

Salary/pay: $3,000 stipend available

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Marielena Octavio at mocatvio@merid.org

Application deadline: August 15, 2020