Thursday, December 05, 2019

Friends of Rouge Park are hiring an intern

River Rouge Park - Photo by Frank Nemecek
The nonprofit advocacy and service organization Friends of Rouge Park are looking for two qualified interns to help them organize volunteer work days in the natural areas of the park. One internship will run from January to May while the other will run from April to August. Both positions pay a stipend of $500 per month.

College students who are majoring in environmental studies, natural resources management, parks management, community engagement, or related fields are preferred.

Those wishing to apply for this position at the largest park in Detroit should ideally possess good communication skills. The group is also seeking interns who have a background in management of natural areas as well as:

  • Knowledge of invasive species and native plants;
  • Invasive species removal methods;
  • Certified pesticide applicator is preferred;
  • Experience working with a diversity of volunteers; and
  • Good computer skills including spreadsheets, social media, and website updates.
The intern should also must be comfortable contacting corporations to ask for volunteers and donations.

Duties for this internship will include assisting in the development as well as implementation of a plan for the management of the prairie, trails and natural areas in Rouge Park.  This will involve but is not limited to: prioritize projects, recruit volunteers, organize volunteer work days, train volunteers, develop core volunteers as well as corporate volunteers, develop partnerships, and solicit corporate donations and volunteers. The interns will also engage the local community in these efforts and in the park.

College students who are interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to with “ATTN:  Internship” in the subject line. The deadline for applying is December 13, 2019.

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