Articles of Dedication Specialist Internship

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The Nature Conservancy

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Madison, WI, United States

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23 days ago


Madison, Wisconsin, USA

WI 201


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Articles of Dedication Specialist intern will organize legal and other documents to support upcoming TNC requests for DNR and the Governor to approve dedication of conservation lands owned by TNC. Articles of Dedication, once approved by the Governor, provide the highest level of protection possible in the State of Wisconsin. We also will work together to make our preserves welcoming to all, including minority and marginalized groups.


Preparing draft Articles of Dedication will include reviewing materials from land management and land protection files, coordinating with other staff as needed to summarize key facts and submitting draft packets to TNC legal staff for review.

A secondary work stream will be assisting with research and review of Wisconsin TNC preserves to ensure they reflect our organizational values, flagging any that reveal culturally insensitive or racist origins.

If time and timing of the internship permits, the Articles of Dedication Specialist may also assist with purging unnecessary paper land protection documents from our files in preparation for our effort to digitize our files.

Work from our Madison Office at least 50% of the time, with option to work remotely the rest of the time if desired. Flexibility as to exactly which hours or days are spent in the office is generally possible. This is a full-time, 12-week summer internship position with an approximate start date of June 5th, working 35 hours a week from June through September 2023. This position is paid $17.00 per hour. Housing is not provided, and transportation to and from the office and work sites is the responsibility of the applicant.


  • Must be either currently enrolled or graduated within 12 months from a college or graduate program with coursework in natural resources, or a related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interest in the significance of preserve names to a wide variety of groups and how to make the names welcoming to all.
  • Ability to compose draft Articles of Dedication using information from a variety of source documents.
  • Ability to retrieve, interpret, scan and organize a variety of paper documents for each tract of land TNC desires to dedicate.
  • Working knowledge of standard software applications (including Microsoft Word, and Excel).


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


Job Family: Intern/Conservation

Job Number: 950001

Salary Grade: 1


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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