Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is a local nonprofit organization creating a regional network of permanently protected farm, forest, and natural land.

CMLC's protection area--which includes Henderson and Transylvania and parts of Buncombe, Rutherford, Polk, and Jackson counties--hosts some of the world's most beautiful, ancient mountains and historic rural landscapes. We all treasure and hold dear the natural features, the forested wilderness, rolling farmlands and precious waterways. These are the places we call home.

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is and Equal Opportunity Employer. Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) prohibits any discrimination in carrying out its mission on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. This includes all programs, projects, events and any other related activity sponsored by CMLC.   CMLC recognizes and honors diverse cultures and traditions. CMLC proactively seeks individuals for all aspects of its work from varied backgrounds for the greater enrichment of the organization. It is the goal of CMLC to have a membership, staff, volunteer base, and board that reflects the diversity of ethnic and demographic groups of our service area, and for CMLC programs to encourage involvement of groups that are underrepresented in CMLC.

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Hendersonville, NC, USA
Mar 08, 2018
Internship- Paid
The position will assist staff to undertake conservation real estate transactions, research and analyze critical legal issues that impact our conservation and land trust work, and research and implement internal and external policies that govern our work.   The intern may be asked to identify or author specific language recommendations for internal policies or procedures. Internship Position Title:  Conservation Legal Assistant Host Site:  Conserving Carolina Location : Hendersonville, NC - remote work is possible Duration:   10 weeks full-time (400 hours) Start/End : June 11 - August 17, dates flexible Salary :  $4,200 for undergraduate students new to the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program; $4,400 for undergraduate students returning to the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program; $4,400 for graduate students and recent graduates new to the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program; $4,600 for graduate students and recent graduates returning to the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program; For the purpose of this program, a recent graduate has been out of school for less than two years. Each intern is also eligible for a $1200 housing stipend. Position Summary The position will assist staff to undertake conservation real estate transactions, research and analyze critical legal issues that impact our conservation and land trust work, and research and implement internal and external policies that govern our work.   The intern may be asked to identify or author specific language recommendations for internal policies or procedures. Job Duties Land Protection – 30% Assist in performing or ordering due diligence services for real estate transactions, including communication with closing attorneys. Legal Research and Analysis – 50% Research and analyze legal issues or questions posed by staff. Review, summarize, and analyze external policies that govern our work and make recommendations regarding policy language or implementation within the organization. Public Policy – 20% Engage with public policy committee on determining and implementing the public policy priorities of the organization, including potential outreach to elected officials. Qualifications Required knowledge, skills and experience: law degree candidate, organization skills, strong written and oral communications skills. Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:  GIS experience and comfort in the outdoors is preferred. Must consent to a criminal history check. If you have questions or require more information about this position, contact Rebekah Robinson at 828-697-5777 ext. 206 or   rebekah@conservingcarolina.org . Learn more about Conserving Carolina at   www.conservingcarolina.org . To apply Please include a resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation and a writing sample when applying for this position. About the Program The Diversity in Conservation Internship Program seeks to engage applicants from underrepresented communities, particularly of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American backgrounds in conservation careers. Connecting more diverse applicants to an employment pathway has led to greater equity, diversity and inclusion of all people in conservation. Promising students and recent graduates are introduced to careers in conservation, and conservation organizations connect to potential employees. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina partners with organizations (called host sites) to offer full time, paid internships that provide hands-on opportunities to gain the skills and experiences necessary for a successful career in conservation. In addition to the intern's time at their host site, all interns attend an orientation on May 21-22, 2018 and a closing event on August 4, 2018. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com