2022 Joint Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow and University of Wyoming Student Ambassador Program, Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow and U. of Wyoming Haub School

Wyoming

Job Title: 2022 Joint Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow and University of Wyoming Student Ambassador Program

Organization: Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow and U. of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Location: Any Wyoming Communities

Organization Overview: Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow (WTFT), The WYldlife Fund and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resource’s Program in Conservation Economics are excited to announce the first annual Summer Ambassadors Program. WTFT, a flagship initiative of The WYldlife Fund, inspires businesses and individuals who depend upon Wyoming’s wildlife to help fund on-the ground projects that make a difference. Summer ambassadors will work remotely from their home communities across Wyoming to build relationships between WTFT and local small businesses in the outdoor recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries. Together, small business and WTFT partnerships will
fund projects across the state that seek to conserve Wyoming’s wildlife. Summer ambassadors will also be enrolled as research assistants with Dr. Jacob Hochard (Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources) and meet weekly to discuss progressive approaches to bottom-up conservation finance in Wyoming. The ideal applicant will be self-driven, have strong interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in the interplay between wildlife conservation and Wyoming’s growing industries that are connected intimately to the state’s wildlife populations.

Duties:

  • Participation in short online training with Taylor Phillips, Chris McBarnes and Jacob Hochard (May 2022)
  • A commitment of 10 hours per week throughout 10-week summer program
    Consistent engagement and discussion about Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow with small businesses located in your community that are operating in the outdoor recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries
  • Concerted effort to build the Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow small business partner network throughout the summer program
  • Participation in short weekly Zoom meetings with Dr. Jacob Hochard

Qualifications:

  • Current University of Wyoming Undergraduate Students (any major)
  • The ideal applicant will be self-driven, have strong interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in the interplay between wildlife conservation and Wyoming’s growing industries that are connected intimately to the state’s wildlife populations.

Start/End Dates: May 30 – August 5

Benefits:

  • $2,500 stipend
  • WYldlife Fund Clothing and Hat
  • Invitation to participate in September 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Meeting (Buffalo, WY)
  • Invitation to The WYldlife Fund and Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow Reception with Commissioners and the Director of Wyoming Game and Fish Department Feature in The WYldlife Fund’s Annual Presentation to Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner and Department
  • Networking opportunities and future career placement with he WYldlife Fund. Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures and other tourism and hospitality opportunities throughout Wyoming
  • Hands-on research assistance experience focusing on progressive, bottom-up approaches to financing conservation projects

Application Deadline: Priority consideration is April 22

How to Apply: Learn more at this website. Then, email a resume and contact information (name and e-mail address) for two University of Wyoming or workplace references to JHochard@uwyo.edu and a video recording (less than 5 minutes) answering the following three questions:

1) Where will you be living during summer 2022?
2) Why are you interested in the 2022 Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow Summer Ambassador Program?
3) What are your strengths and weaknesses?