The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill two Crane Conservation Outreach Intern positions in 2019.
ICF is a leader in the conservation of the world’s 15 crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although ICF has projects all around the world, the headquarters is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, one hour north of Madison, Wisconsin.
The primary duty of the Crane Conservation Outreach Intern will be to assist the Conservation Education Department and Whooping Crane Outreach program and will:
ICF’s Crane Conservation Outreach Internship begins Monday, February 4 and runs through Friday, November 1, 2019. A $700/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be able to work outdoors every day in all weather conditions found in Wisconsin. The intern is expected to work weekends, but most times will have two consecutive days off during the week. The ICF campus is set in a rural setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship.
The International Crane Foundation achieves our mission by working with individuals, teams and communities in more than 50 countries. The ability to form cooperative relationships with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds requires ICF to seek and engage with staff, volunteers and associates who value and honor these relationships. ICF recruits individuals who have a true passion for our mission, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical and mental abilities and religious choice. Each person’s life experiences, backgrounds, thoughts and ideas makes ICF stronger. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however, studies relating to wildlife conservation, education or biology are preferred. The applicant should have exceptional customer service, proficient public speaking skills and the ability to teach diverse audiences in both formal and non-formal settings. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, graphic design or other related fields. Applicant must have a current and valid United States driver’s license, a clean driving record, and must be willing to drive long distances to get to outreach programs both during the day and at night.
Applicants should send a one-page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references to ICFinternships@savingcranes.org with the subject line “Crane Conservation Outreach Intern”.
Positions are open until filled. Hire is dependent on a clean background check.