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Conservation Communications & Events Intern – Highstead Foundation

Events, Internship

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in event planning? Highstead Foundation is recruiting a full-time, temporary Conservation Communications and Events intern for 24 weeks from June 26 to December 8, 2023. The major focus for this position will be supporting the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Gathering, an in-person conference for over 200 regional conservation practitioners. The intern will receive a stipend and will have a hybrid work schedule: two days in Redding and three days remote.

Highstead is a regional non-profit conservation organization dedicated to inspiring curiosity and building knowledge about plants and wooded landscapes in order to enhance life, preserve nature, and advance sound stewardship practices. We envision a healthier, more livable world for all by working with our partners to responsibly conserve the land that sustains us and to steward our natural spaces, resources, and communities thoughtfully and inclusively.

How to Apply: Please send the following materials to Jody Cologgi at by Friday, June 2. Reference “Communications and Events Intern” as the email subject. Candidates will be notified by mid-June.

  1. Cover letter describing your communications and/or event planning background, and an explanation of why you would be an ideal candidate to assist with the RCP Network Gathering event
  2. Resume
  3. Short writing sample relevant to the job description (max 2 pages)

Deadline: 06/09/23
Redding, CT and remote