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Unpaid Internship - San Francisco - Rails-To-Trails Conservancy - Trails & Greenways Program

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  • Asha Agrawal
    Trails and Greenway Program Internship, San Francisco, CA Spring and summer 2009 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation?s leading advocate for trails
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      Trails and Greenway Program Internship, San Francisco, CA

      Spring and summer 2009

      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation?s leading advocate for
      trails and the only national organization devoted to converting unused
      railroad lines to multi-use trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is
      dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide
      network of public trails. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and
      offices in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, RTC is a nonprofit
      public charity carrying out a program of technical assistance and public
      education.

      Summary: RTC is looking for interns interested in working on environmental
      and public policy issues. Interns will provide assistance to the program,
      development, communications and the administrative department. Job
      assignments will consist of professional and administrative support.
      Interns will participate as full-time staff members including attending
      staff meetings, retreats and social gatherings. Hours are flexible to
      accommodate class schedule(s) or other commitments. Generally hours are
      four days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Internship, Program Department, California field office, San Francisco,
      CA. - Program Internships are full or part-time. As a small office of
      three, opportunities abound for volunteers to get involved in a multitude
      of projects and to assist staff to make it feel like we are really an
      office of 20! Volunteer assignments are flexible depending upon a
      volunteer?s interests and skills. A sample of current office needs
      includes: Trail & Greenway project and policy research, fielding and
      answering technical assistance calls, in-house library and resource
      development, grant writing and research, developing educational workshop
      programs, and fundraising strategies etc.; project support (e.g. helping
      with community outreach, public meetings). General administrative support
      (clerical, office management, etc.). Let us know what you want to do!

      Qualifications: Qualified interns will be students in undergraduate or
      graduate programs seeking on-the-job experience, or professionals looking
      to hone their skill set. In all internships, excellent writing and
      communication skills are necessary. RTC operates off a Microsoft Office
      platform, and experience in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook is
      expected. Applicants should be task-oriented, highly organized and possess
      a strong interest in environmental issues or related studies including
      trail development.

      Benefits: Positions are unpaid though interns will enjoy the benefits of
      working in downtown San Francisco, in the casual but professional
      atmosphere. Easily accessible by BART and Muni, the office is located in
      the heart of San Francisco?s Union Square, surrounded by a variety of
      restaurants and shops. Nearby cultural attractions include the SF Museum
      of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens, Sony Metreon, and the trendy SOMA
      neighborhood and Mission District.

      To Apply: (Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls
      please) Send cover letter and resume to: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Duke
      Ellington Building, Attn: Elton Clark, 2121 Ward Court, 5th Floor,
      Washington, DC 20037, E-mail: elton@.... RTC is an equal
      opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race,
      color, gender, disability, or national origin. Women and minorities are
      encouraged to apply.

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