Friday, February 18, 2011

Outreach Internship with SRM, Summer 2011

Outreach Internship Announcement
Society for Range Management
The Society for Range Management (SRM) is currently accepting applications for the summer 2011 Outreach Internship position.  Students are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity by April 15, 2011.  The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with outreach activities including networking, public speaking, communications, and field experience in Colorado’s rangelands.
60% paid ($7.50/hour), 40% unpaid for college credit
Summer 2011, tentative dates: May 23 – August 5, approx. 32-40 hours/week
Reports to: Director of Outreach and Leadership Development
Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  Accommodation and travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the successful candidate.

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

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 and will be involved in outreach efforts including:
  • Communications and public relations
  • Travel to area rangelands
  • Development of marketing and outreach materials
  • Social networking
  • Blog updates
  • Some public speaking
  • Event planning
  • 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
SRM will work with students enrolled in a university to receive course credit for the internship program.

  • 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
  • Able and willing to work outdoors, in remote locations, and on a variety of tasks
  • 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
Questions, contact Aleta Rudeen: 303-720-2715,

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Aleta Rudeen, Director of Outreach and Leadership Development, by Friday, April 15,

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