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We’re Looking for the Next Mollie Beattie Intern

There’s an exciting opportunity at VNRC this summer for 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 2024 Mollie Beattie Internship. The internship is named in honor of the late Mollie Beattie, a conservationist and Vermonter who served as the first female Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from 1991 to 1996. The Mollie Beattie Intern will help coordinate initiatives related to forest and wildlife conservation, land use planning, sustainable community development, water quality, and, if qualified, VNRC’s legal program. The scope of work will be matched with the intern’s experience and interests.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.

While we anticipate that the work of the Mollie Beattie Internship may be performed largely remotely, we welcome the possibility for in-person work, and believe the most rewarding internship experience includes in-person work alongside our program and policy staff as well as our partners and other stakeholders. Please indicate your availability for such work in your letter of interest.  All offers for employment are conditioned on the candidate complying with VNRC’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Compensation: The Mollie Beattie Intern will be paid up to $6,400 for approximately 8-10 weeks of work.  The typical working schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but may be adjusted to accommodate the availability of the chosen candidate.

To Apply: Send a resume and letter of interest (addressed to the Mollie Beattie Internship Committee) to aconnizzo@vnrc.org.  We strongly encourage early submissions, but all applications must be received by end of day on Monday, January 8, 2024. Materials sent via other means may not be considered.