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Opportunity: New Paid Remote Externship from The Nature Conservancy and National Geographic Society

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is delighted to announce the application launch for a Freshwater and Community Conservation Remote Externship, jointly hosted by TNC and National Geographic Society.

Interested applicants can read more about applying HERE details are also included below. 

Applications are due by August 28. 

Program At-A-Glance

  • 100% remote
  • Part-time (10 hours/week for 8 weeks)
  • Running from (late September — mid November 2021)
  • Mentor-led
  • Training included
  • $500 Stipend

Program Overview

Freshwater is vital for life on Earth, for people, species, and places across the natural world. Yet, in many places around the globe, our management of freshwater resources is becoming unsustainable. Understanding the interconnectedness and complexity of local and regional freshwater issues is critical to living sustainably on Earth.
In this remote Externship, externs will translate global freshwater conservation issues into a local context, make them relevant and accessible to their communities, and offer solutions to local or regional problems.

What You'll Do

  • Learn the basics of various freshwater conservation issues and approaches through resources and case studies provided by the National Geographic Society and The Nature Conservancy;
  • Learn and apply primary and secondary research methods to investigate ongoing conservation efforts and identify freshwater conservation issues in your local area or region;
  • Speak to local leaders, conservationists, and community members to gain an understanding of freshwater issues and their impact on the local community;
  • Conduct a landscape/gap analysis to identify gaps in freshwater conservation efforts in your area and propose solutions to issues you may uncover;
  • Gain skills in written and visual storytelling to communicate freshwater issues and how your community can help.
    Open to matriculated high school, undergraduate, and graduate students