Job Description: Trail Monitoring & Events Intern
Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate to support the work of Tri-State Trails as a part-time Trail Monitoring intern starting in April 2022. The intern will work closely with the GIS Analyst & Planner to assist with our Trail Monitoring Program, as well as support our Communication & Events Manager with events throughout the summer months. This is a paid internship ($15/hour) for approximately 15-20 hours per week.
About Green Umbrella & Tri-State Trails:
Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas, and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all. We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. Our systems-level work has the goal of improving the health of our region's people, climate, and landscape. We do this by convening cross-sector collaborations that work to affect policy, systems, and environment change.
Tri-State Trails is an alliance of community advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail and bikeway network. An initiative of Green Umbrella, Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community.
About the Position:
This internship with Green Umbrella provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector and environmental sustainability efforts within the Greater Cincinnati region, with a specific focus on active transportation, outdoor recreation, and trail/bikeway planning. The position requires basic understanding of ArcGIS, a strong work ethic, perseverance to solve problems, excel data management skills, diligent attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Candidates should be comfortable working independently outside in the elements, as well as with a supervisor. Trail counters are rotated every eight days from April through November, including weekends. The intern will also be required to table at events, which may include evenings and weekends. The intern will work with our team out of the Green Umbrella office and virtually, with frequent travel to trails and events around our 10-county service area. Candidates must have access to a vehicle, must be physically able to work in the field, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Being able to transport and ride a bicycle can drastically improve the efficiency of the work for this position (we can help with access to a bicycle or bike rack if needed). There will be some weekend and evening hours required.
- Install and dismantle automated trail counters on trails and on-road bike lanes around our 10-county service area every eight days from April through November
- Troubleshoot counting technology in the field
- Collect and manage data from automated trail counters
- Utilize quality assurance and quality control measures to counting technology and data to ensure integrity of data collected
- Collect and assemble data for other projects as needed
- Represent Tri-State Trails at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) on a regular basis
- Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment by 5:00 PM on April 4, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address cover letter to Rachel Culley, GIS Analyst & Planner. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so if you are interested in the position, please submit your information as soon as possible.
GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.