Outreach Intern

Are you passionate about environmental conservation and water quality? Would you rather spend a summer on the river than at a desk? RiverLink is one of the leading protectors of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play. We are looking for an energetic and engaged intern to help us with river cleanups, volunteer outreach, and other stewardship activities.

Title: Volunteerism Intern

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Duration: May 20th – August 20th 2017 15-20 hours per week.

Location:  Asheville, NC

Type: Part-time unpaid (possibility for academic credit)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with volunteer management and logistics for river and stream cleanups.
  • Conduct tool maintenance and inventory before and after workdays.
  • Help lead invasive species removal on RiverLink’s land easements.
  • Perform volunteer and social media outreach for events and service days.
  • Attend networking events and RiverLink hosted events such as RiverMusic and volunteer appreciation events.
  • Work with community partners to increase service day capacity or provide volunteer incentives.
  • Coordinate at least 2 major volunteer service days.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to speak in front of large groups.
  • Superb written and communication skills.
  • Basic ability to paddle a canoe.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.
  • Working knowledge of watershed hydrology and invasive species. (preferred not required)

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Justin Young – Volunteer Coordinator | volunteer@riverlink.org   

Deadline: Open until filled

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