Community Conservation Lead Intern

Eagle Valley Land Trust

Listing Expires on 03/01/2020



About the Eagle Valley Land Trust

At the Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT), our mission is to protect forever the lands we love, to preserve our heritage, scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitats, and to build a permanent legacy for future generations. In the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, our community is a special place with unique and unparalleled natural beauty and natural resources. Your local Land Trust plays a leading role in protecting our most precious lands, while educating our community about the benefits of conserving the rural character of our valleys… forever.

Location and Term of Position

Our offices are located in Edwards, Colorado. The Community Conservation Lead Intern position will begin in April or May of 2020 and end in September or October 2020. Some flexibility is available in the start and end date, but a 6-month commitment is required. The position is an approximately 32 hour per week commitment with a variable schedule, including frequent weekend and evening events.  Travel and field work will be required. Applicants must have their own vehicle and a valid driver license.

Goals and Objectives of the Position

The Community Conservation Lead Intern will assist staff of EVLT in coordination of planning, promoting and conducting the various summer community conservation programs of EVLT. These programs include:

Community Land Connection Series- A regular series conducted on public land under conservation easement with EVLT, in partnership with other conservation organizations. The goal is to connect people to the land and the work of EVLT.

Future Conservationists- Held at several of the public conservation easements, Future Conservations is conducted in partnership with local youth-focused organizations and helps promote existing recreational and open space opportunities to Eagle County residents. This program involves teaching lessons to groups of students ranging in age from elementary to middle school, focusing on the importance of land conservation.

Farmers’ Markets and other community events- Hosting EVLT’s booth at various local farmers’ markets and other community events to educate the public about the mission of EVLT.

Farm to Fork- EVLT’s annual fundraising event.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing curriculum for Future Conservationists and Community Land Connection Series
  • Assisting staff with planning, organizing and conducting summer programs and events
  • Promoting EVLT programs and events through all media channels including social media
  • Representing the land trust at summer farmers’ markets and other community events
  • Recording and filing outreach reports (use of Word, Excel, and ArcGIS)
  • Assisting with overall administrative needs
  • Volunteer outreach and coordination
  • Coordinating with partner organizations, EVLT Interns and Full-Time Staff
  • Learning and assisting with various tasks typical of a non-profit organization
  • Other tasks as assigned by Stewardship and Outreach Manager

Essential Requirements of the Job:

  • A clean driving record and personal vehicle to be used for transportation of program materials (mileage will be reimbursed at standard rate)
  • Previous event experience
  • Social skills and a great sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with children, and community members of all ages
  • General working knowledge of environmental education, interpretive teaching methods and techniques, and the natural history of the region
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a positive attitude
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings
  • Strong technical/computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, social media
  • High energy, and a passion for EVLT’s mission
  • An interest in nonprofit organizations and their operations

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Ability to speak conversational Spanish
  • Interpretive Guide Certification
  • Familiarity with GIS software and mapmaking experience

Compensation, Physical Requirements, and Work Environment

  • Compensation is $15 per hour, for about 32 hours per week, for 6 months
  • This position is non-exempt (must be paid overtime for weeks worked over 40 hours)
  • Qualified mileage will be reimbursed at standard IRS rates
  • A blend of office work and community relations activities, this position will require periodic weekend, early morning, and evening work
  • Work requires some physical exertion such as strenuous hiking, walking, standing, lifting (up to 50 lbs), carrying, or similar activities.
  • Any requirements to receive course credit are the responsibility of the Seasonal Program Assistant to coordinate.

To apply:

Interested applicants should send their resume with references, cover letter and transcripts, together as 1 PDF, to the Stewardship and Outreach Manager at  by the application deadline of March 1st. For more information about EVLT visit