Stream Conservation Internship, Sheridan Community Land Trust

Sheridan, WY

Position Title: Stream Conservation Internship

Organization: Sheridan Community Land Trust

Location: Sheridan, WY

Organization Overview: They are a community-supported land trust that works with willing landowners to hold conservation easements on private land, develop and enhance recreational opportunities, and preserve local history, while engaging the next generation as stewards of these valuable resources.

Position Overview:

The Stream Conservation Intern (SCI) works with the Conservation Program Manager (CPM) and the Executive Director as part of the Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) team to lead education and projects to increase drought resiliency in Sheridan County, Wyoming. Opportunity exists for the SCI to incorporate a water-related project of their choosing into the term. See full description at the website.

Duties: 

  • Publishing Monthly Water Supply Report– 15%
  • Monthly updates SCLT’s ‘Water Supply Report’ with updated information
  • Improve Water Supply Report format as appropriate to meet water user needs
  • With the Marketing Director promotes the Water Supply Report
    On-the-Ground Water Conservation Projects – 45%
  • With the CPM manages all stages of low-tech process-based water conservation projects which may include site identification, outreach to landowners, permitting, implementation, leading volunteers, and monitoring
  • Create handbook for doing low-tech process-based restoration projects in Wyoming
  • Outreach and Communication around Water Conservation – 20%
  • Works with SCLT staff and partners to organize a tour or presentation of an existent low-tech process-based restoration site
  • Works with SCLT staff and partners to organize volunteer days for existing and new water conservation projects
  • With Marketing Director, develops outreach for water conservation projects including newspaper articles, brochures, and radio interviews
  • Helping the SCLT Team and Professional Development– 15%
  • Job shadow with other roles at SCLT including recreation, history and community programming
  • Assist with other conservation work including wildlife friendly fencing and conservation easement stewardship
  • Participates in organizational development, community outreach and fundraising activities

Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge and/or experience with low-tech process-based restoration on creeks and streams
  • Familiarity with water use in the western US
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to navigate using maps and/or GPS, walk in rough, rural and wide-open terrain, and be willing to work outdoors in all weather
  • Obtained or pursuing a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Biology, Hydrology, Soil Science, Ecology, or related field

Start/End Dates: May 1 to October 27 (start/end dates are flexible and can involve remote work)

Salary/Pay: $20 per hour

Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to Apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to director@sheridanclt.org.
Please use subject line: “Stream Conservation Intern – Apply”. Applications are only accepted electronically.
No calls please. The position is open until filled. SCLT is an equal opportunity employer.

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