Summer 2012 Internship Opportunity at Open Space-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, March 16, 2012

Summer 2012 Internship Opportunity at Open Space

OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE

Open Space Institute’s (OSI) central mission is to protect scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and sustain community character.  OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, regional loan programs, fiscal sponsorship, creative partnerships and analytical research.

In 2008, Open Space Conservancy, a supporting organization of OSI, was one of the first land trusts to be accredited by the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).  In 2013 OSC will apply for renewal of its accredited status, and OSI will apply for accreditation from LTA.

We are seeking a summer intern for 8-10 weeks who can assist us to prepare the necessary documentation for both of the accreditation processes.

OSI created a database in 2011 of all its board resolutions in order to improve access to its most critical governing documents.  A second major task of this internship would involve populating the database with OSI’s historical board resolutions (prior to 2010).

This is an ideal internship for a college student interested in land conservation, and nonprofit management and organizational
development.

This paid internship is expected to run 8 to 10 weeks, and will be based in OSI’s New York City office.  The intern will report to the Chief Operating Officer for his/her accreditation duties, and to the Sr. Accountant for the governance record-keeping project. In addition, he/she will work closely with a variety of staff, particularly the staff team leading the
accreditation initiative, to fulfill accreditation tasks.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a brief cover letter and a copy of your C.V. to Antonia Bowring before March 31st.