Program Support/Grant Writing Internships

INHF's Program Support intern helps write grants and assists with INHF events.

We are now accepting applications for our summer program support intern. Application deadline is March 20, 2014.

The program support intern plays a vital role in the organization by writing grants that will provide funding for on-the-ground land conservation.

Job description
This intern helps research and write grant proposals to fund land protection, works with INHF staff on conservation easement programs, helps facilitate events and provides general program support. The program introduces interns to many leading members of Iowa's conservation community. The program support intern is supervised by Lisa Hein, INHF Program and Planning Director.

Project examples
Program support interns have helped write grants for additions to Stone State Park and the protection of the Loess Hills, Upper Iowa River and Wabash Trace Nature Trail. Interns have also assisted with planning INHF events and seminars.

What we're looking for
In the past, we've hired English majors (especially those with grant-writing experience) with environmental interest and students from environmental and planning fields who have strong communication skills. GIS/ArcView experience is a big plus. Applicants must submit writing samples, published or unpublished.

Availability
This position is generally 15 hours per week during the school year and full time in the summer. There is a preference for applicants who can take the position for more than one semester, but one-semester applicants will also be considered. This is a paid position at a rate of $9.50/hour.

Application information
To apply, please send Andrea Piekarczyk, Program & Development Assistant, the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you want this position
  • Resume
  • 1-3 writing samples (both published samples and classroom work are accepted)
  • Your college transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one being written by a professor in your major. The letters may be included in your application or sent separately by the writer. Include reference contact information.

 

Mail or email your application to the address below. Feel free to call or email in advance if you have questions.

 

Andrea Piekarczyk, Program & Development Assistant
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 444
Des Moines, IA 50309-2321

Phone: 515-288-1846, ext. 28
Fax: 515-288-0137
e-mail: apiekarczyk@inhf.org