Environmental Science Internship
Richmond, VA - May to October 2014
The Environmental Science Intern will assist the James Riverkeepers in implementing JRA’s water quality monitoring program; helping to manage and train a team of citizen volunteers, conducting weekly bacteria testing, managing water quality data, and performing data analysis. The intern will develop knowledge of protocols and methods for e.coli bacteria testing, and will use professional level equipment for monitoring other water quality conditions. Through field and lab based experiences, the intern will explore water quality issues in the James River watershed.
Based on the candidate’s interests and abilities, opportunities may also exist to write for JRA publications, assist with river patrols and with regional advocacy issues. JRA is seeking an intern who can be available one to two days per week from May to October (approximately 35-40 hours per month), and is comfortable working outdoors. This internship is unpaid, however travel reimbursement and some training benefits will be available.
Questions about the internship experience can be forwarded to Jamie Brunkow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Currently pursuing degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or a related field
• Highly motivated "self-starter" who wants to use their skills to make a difference for the environment
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Willingness to work outside, in sometimes inclement weather
• Excellent computer literacy
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jamie Brunkow at email@example.com by February 15th, 2014.
The Grant Manager is responsible for the oversight of all JRA grant funds which makes up 60% of its overall funding. This includes demonstrated knowledge in corporate and private foundations, as well as state and other government agencies. The grants manager researches prospects, writes proposals, serves as a point of contact for current and prospective grantors. The Grants Manager plans and monitors the grants calendar to meet deadlines for letters of intent, proposal submissions, and reports.
In addition to duties, responsibilities, and requirements specific to this position, all employees are required to comply with policies and procedures set forth in the JRA Personnel Policies. Employees must maintain public confidence while striving for excellence in their performance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains contact with grant managers from government agencies, foundations and corporate giving departments
- Plans, develops, and coordinates a wide range of writing projects (proposals, letters, stewardship reports, etc.)
- Researches, maintains, and updates prospect information in a timely, ongoing manner
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Experience in development or in a related nonprofit field
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and project management skills
- Knowledge of and experience in working with computerized record-keeping systems
- Knowledge of print and on-line research tools
- The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities, respond to unanticipated needs, and work effectively with a broad spectrum of people
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Attention to detail
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience. JRA offers a dynamic and flexible work environment and a competitive benefits package. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary history by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
James River Association
9 South 12th Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219