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2021 Mollie Beattie Internship

There’s an exciting opportunity at VNRC for a 2021 Mollie Beattie Intern. Named in the honor of the late Mollie Beattie, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1991-1996 following years of environmental service in Vermont, this opportunity is open to a graduate level student—or a recent graduate with a natural resources or law degree—who intends to pursue a career in environmental science or natural resources policy or law.

The intern will help coordinate initiatives related to water quality, land use planning, sustainable community development, and forest and wildlife conservation. In particular, the intern will assist with dam removal projects, the investigation of tools to measure land use change in Vermont, and policies related to maintaining water quality in Vermont.

The scope of work will be matched with the intern’s experience and interests. Backgrounds in environmental engineering, conservation biology, hydrology, GIS/spatial analysis, or water resource management/policy desired, but not mandatory.  

Compensation: Paid up to $4,700 for approximately 8-10 weeks of work

How to apply

Send a resume and letter of interest by Wednesday, July 21 to aconnizzo@vnrc.org, addressed to the Mollie Beattie Internship Committee.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

VNRC strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from marginalized economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without attention to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.

About VNRC

As Vermont’s oldest independent environmental advocacy organization, VNRC works from the grassroots to the Legislature to advance policies, programs and practices that strengthen the foundation upon which Vermont’s economy thrives — vibrant communities and healthy downtowns, clean and abundant fresh water, working farms and forests, wild places, a healthy population, clean energy, and climate action.


VNRC team as of Summer 2019