Becca Strelitz Internship Program

“I absolutely adore the organization and everyone who works for it. Thanks again for giving a crazy kid a chance. You opened so many doors for me and helped me accomplish so many things that I’ll never forget.” – Becca Strelitz

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The conservation community lost one of its most dynamic and passionate members when Becca Strelitz passed away in June 2015.  Becca first became involved with Conservation Colorado as an intern in 2011 and over time became one of our best and brightest community organizers.  Her unmitigated passion for the cause gave her a powerful ability to connect with others and motivate them to act.
She was very dedicated to her work, particularly the effort to designate Browns Canyon as a National Monument. She played a pivotal role on the Conservation Colorado team in making it a reality, and it will continue to be a meaningful legacy for future generations.
We are honored to continue her legacy by introducing new people to the causes she was so proud to fight for through our internship program.
We welcome diversity and can adjust position requirements to match the needs of applicants when necessary.

 

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Protégete Summer Intern

Protégete Conservation Colorado’s Latino Program is seeking a part-time Protégete Intern to assist with the creation of a Latino Youth Promotor (leadership development) Program at Protégete/Conservation Colorado and take a lead on this special project. Activities will include reaching out to Latino youth serving institutions, helping organize and manage Promotor trainings along with Protégete Staff, helping create a curriculum that would interest Latino Youth, list/data management, calling and verifying attendance at events, and event facilitation.

Position: Protégete Summer Intern
Location: Denver, Colorado
Deadline for submission: Monday, May 1, 2017
Work Schedule: 15-20 hours per week, for about 12 weeks. Flexible.
Compensation: Paid – $10 per hour (unless receiving school credit)

About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policy makers.

We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other allies, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from finalizing Colorado’s state water plan and ensuring the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, to moving key public lands and wilderness bills that will protect iconic places across Colorado.

About The Becca Strelitz Internship Program
This position is part of the Becca Strelitz Internship Program. Becca lived a life full of love and passion; she was grounded in knowing who she was and what she wanted to do. She became involved with our former organization, Colorado Environmental Coalition, as an intern in 2011, and over time, became one of our best and brightest community organizers.

In June, 2015 Becca passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident outside of Denver.

Becca was one of the kindest, most passionate people we have had the privilege to work with and she will be dearly missed by not just the board and staff of Conservation Colorado, but by the many lives she touched in the conservation community across the state. We are saddened by her passing, but are pleased that her memory can be honored by introducing new people to the causes she was so proud to fight for.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist Protégete team in the creation of a Promotor Youth Program.
  • Assist with event planning and logistics.
  • Assist Protégete team with data entry related to this program.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in empowering youth and the Latino community,  and protecting Colorado’s environment and quality of life, is outgoing and enthusiastic about working with people, and has a true desire to learn more. Those with an interest in Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, English, Economics & Business or Environmental Science are encouraged to apply. Specific background requirements include:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work around diverse and culturally different people
  • Attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills, both on the phone and in person
  • Demonstrable skills in persuasive writing
  • Ability to multi-task and manage short- and long-term deadlines
  • Familiarity with event planning is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps, Microsoft Office and design programs and are a plus

Compensation and Benefits
Intern will receive a $10 per hour stipend not exceeding a total of 225 hours for the summer. Please note that interns who are receiving school credit as compensation for their participation in this program are not eligible to receive the stipend.

Intern will also gain direct experience working with seasoned and knowledgeable community organizing  professionals at one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. In addition, Conservation Colorado is located in one of Denver’s premier multi-tenant nonprofit centers, The Alliance Center, so opportunities for shared learning and dialog between nonprofits abound. Intern will have the opportunity to network at various political and environmental events throughout the course of the internship. Letters of recommendation will be available upon request. Opportunities for full-time employment at Conservation Colorado do occasionally occur and interns are eligible to apply.

Special Job Requirements and Physical Demands
Flexible work hours; some evening and weekend hours may occur. We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff and volunteers that better reflect Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and availability by Monday May 1, 2017 to Hannah Fuhlendorf, Office Manager, with the subject line Protégete Summer Intern to jobs@conservationco.org.

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