Everglades Fellow

National Parks Conservation Association Published: January 4, 2023
Hollywood, FL
Skill Level
Entry Level, Internship / Volunteer
Job Type
Part-time Internship
Outreach / Advocacy / Policy
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With more than 1.6 million members and supporters beside us, we are the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. We celebrate the parks — and work tirelessly to defend them — whether on the ground, in the courtroom or on Capitol Hill.

Position Overview

NPCA’s Sun Coast office seeks an individual passionate about environmental conservation to support our goals for advancing Everglades protection and restoration. The Everglades Fellow is a part-time, remote opportunity (20 hours per week) with a flexible schedule, with hours to be completed within normal workweek hours (M-Th, 9-5). 

Position Title: Everglades Fellow

Supervisor: Cara Capp, Senior Everglades Program Manager, Sun Coast Regional Office

Department Head: Melissa Abdo, Regional Director, Sun Coast Regional Office

Department: Sun Coast Regional Office (SCRO) - Regional Operations

  • The right candidate will be in South Florida (Miami-Dade or Broward Counties preferred) and will be comfortable attending in-person meetings and events as well as working virtually on writing and research projects. 
  • The goal of this position is to support NPCA’s policy and engagement work in South Florida related to protection and restoration of Everglades National Park and the surrounding waters and ecosystems.
  • This will involve a combination of policy work (example: analyzing restoration projects and writing summary memos) and ecosystem protection advocacy (example: attending public meetings to speak against development threats which may harm the Everglades). 

Qualifications/Requirements (i.e., education, technical skills):

  • Strategic thinking skills with the ability to perform thorough, self-directed research and produce concise memos and reports.
  • Excellent writing, research, and editing skills.
  • Strong public speaking, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, reliably, and as part of a team in a virtual setting.
  • Capacity to respond to requests and complete tasks in a timely, high-quality manner.
  • Outgoing individual comfortable with community engagement and public speaking.
  • Enthusiasm, positive attitude, and interest in national park and environmental issues.
  • Background or experience in environmental issues preferred but not required.
  • Describe the tangible deliverables (projects, outcomes) that will be achieved:
  • Advance NPCA’s goal to connect with community leaders about national park issues by meeting with local elected and agency officials in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
  • Participate in meetings, phone calls, and events with environmental and community partners to protect Everglades National Park and the surrounding ecosystem from development threats.
  • Draft language for NPCA advocacy alerts and updates to members in South Florida.
  • Develop a suite of outreach materials, which may include PowerPoint slides, one-pagers, and other visuals that will support NPCA’s ongoing engagement of new national park advocates and education among local community leaders on national park issues.
  • Support virtual and in-person events in South Florida as opportunities arise.

Work Status:

  • Part-time, remote internship (20 hours/week) with occasional in-person meetings and events.

Salary (Hourly Rate):   

  • $18 per hour, 20 hours per week.

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