Thursday, June 3, 2010

Announcing the New SRM Internship Program - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Society for Range Management is pleased to announce the new SRM Internship Program. SRM is currently accepting Outreach Intern applications for the fall 2010 semester. Students are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity by September 10, 2010. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with outreach activities including networking, public speaking, communications, and more. Check out all the details below:

Fall semester 2010, tentative dates: September 20, 2010 – December 3, 2010, approx. 10-16 hours/week
Unpaid, for college credit, small educational stipend available
Reports to: Director of Outreach and Leadership Development

The Society for Range Management (SRM) is a non-profit professional society dedicated to supporting persons who work with rangelands and have a commitment to their sustainable use. It is headquartered in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Rangelands comprise almost one-half of all the lands in the world. They are extremely important to society for the goods and services they produce and for the ecological services they provide. SRM is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable management of rangelands for the benefit of current societies and for future generations.

Outreach Internship Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience with:

• Outreach
• Public Relations
• Networking
• Event and Meeting Planning
• Non-Profit Organization
• Communication
• Rangeland Ecosystem Science and Management

The SRM outreach efforts are an integral and important facet of the organization. The Intern will work closely with the Director of Outreach and Leadership Development. The successful candidate will focus on two primary projects: short biographies of rangeland professionals for the SRM Outreach Blog, and in the development of marketing and outreach materials for the Society. The Intern will be involved in outreach efforts including:

• Communications and public relations
• Development of marketing and outreach materials
• Social networking
• Blog updates
• Some public speaking
• Event planning
• Press releases
• Other administrative tasks as assigned
• Will have the opportunity for paid travel to one meeting in the United States with the Director of Outreach and Leadership Development

This position includes a small educational stipend. SRM will work with students enrolled in a university to receive course credit for the internship program. It is recommended that the successful candidate be able to commit 10-16 hours per week for 12-14 weeks (hours are flexible depending on availability). The program tentatively runs Monday September 20, 2010, through Friday, December 3, 2010 (subject to change based on academic schedule).


• Basic education and knowledge of rangeland and natural resource ecology AND/OR public relations/marketing/outreach/event planning
• Strong written and verbal skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Applications, Outlook, and the Internet
• Self-motivated
• Adaptable to a changing and fast-paced work environment
• Excellent customer service skills
• Comfortable working alone and in a team environment
• Positive attitude and sense of humor

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and short personal biography (less than 500 words) as a writing sample to Aleta Rudeen, Director of Outreach and Leadership Development, by Friday, September 10, 2010:

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