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Website Intern

Posted 1/30/2019

The Green Ribbon Initiative (GRI) is a shared vision of public and private organizations, landowners and individuals working to preserve enhance and restore critical natural areas in the Oak Openings Region of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

We seek a talented, enthusiastic, tech-savvy intern to update our existing website (https://www.oakopenings.org/). The objective for this intern is to streamline navigation and dissemination of research across our partners through compilation of experts, website links, and permit processes.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to network with regional researchers, conservation professionals, and public and private land managers. This work will be supporting an active coalition of partners working towards preserving the Oak Openings Region, which The Nature Conservancy once named the sandy region one of the 200 “Last Great Places on Earth.” This position may lead to additional opportunities with GRI partners.

Experience: The ideal applicant has an interest in developing a solid website with a good eye for layout design and usability. Best of all would be experience creating and managing websites with particular emphasis on the integration of information from various locations. Proficiency in WordPress strongly preferred; HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, JavaScript and PHP are a plus.

Excellent communication skills and a proactive attitude are ideal. Applicant should possess the ability to follow directions as well as work independently.

Equipment: Web-accessible computer.

Schedule: Flexible, with anticipation of 4-8 hours/week for an 8-15 week period, until goals are reached. Start-date is as soon as possible, but negotiable.

Compensation: Unpaid internship. Students can receive college credit.

Location: The Nature Conservancy offices at Kitty Todd Preserve in Swanton, OH, with remote work as appropriate.

Job Type: Internship; part-time; non-profit

Applications will be reviewed immediately, until a suitable candidate is found. Please send resume and names and contact information for three references to Ashlee Decker, ashlee.decker@TNC.ORG.


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