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Unpaid internship - San Francisco - Rails to Trails Conservancy - Trails and Greenways program

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  • Asha Agrawal
    [From http://www.railstotrails.org/aboutUs/careers/intern_TandG_SF_072210.html] Fall 2010 Internship, Trails and Greenways Program, Western Region, San
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      Fall 2010 Internship, Trails and Greenways Program, Western Region, San
      Francisco - Posted 07/22/2010

      About Our Internship Programs

      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. RTC 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, Ohio
      and Pennsylvania, RTC is a nonprofit public charity carrying out a program
      of technical assistance and public education.

      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.

      Summary of this Opportunity

      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!

      Benefits

      Positions are unpaid though interns will enjoy the benefits of working in
      downtown San Francisco, in the casual but professional Western Regional
      Office. The office is conveniently located in San Francisco's financial
      district, just blocks from bustling Market Street and the landmark,
      pyramid-shaped Transamerica building. Surrounded by professional offices,
      retail stores, restaurants and galleries, the office is serviced by
      multiple MUNIlines and the Montgomery Street BART station. Nearby cultural
      attractions include the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the SF Museum of
      Modern Art, the Museum of African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Gardens, Sony
      Metreon and the trendy SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood and Mission
      District.

      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.

      To Apply (Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls
      please)

      Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume indicating an
      internship preference (e.g. Communications, Program, Development) to:

      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
      Attention: Elton Clark
      2121 Ward Court, NW
      5th Floor
      Duke Ellington Building
      Washington, D.C. 20037
      Fax: 202.223.9257
      Email: Elton@...

      RTC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged
      to apply.

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