2023 Denise Trevenen Community Engagement Internship

Thank you for your interest. At this time we are no longer accepting applications for this internship.

“I joined Steep Rock Association not just to enjoy their gorgeous property, but to expand my education into a real-world setting while being part of an organization that does such great work and has deep roots in the community that I have been part of for so long.” (2021 CE Intern)

Overview:  The Denise Trevenen Community Engagement Intern will help coordinate special events and support development and community engagement activities. This position will also assist as needed with data entry, surveys, reports, creating social media posts, editing SRA’s website, and designing flyers, newsletters, and other materials.


  • Keep a positive attitude, have an eagerness to learn, and a willingness to do one’s best
  • Always demonstrate professionalism: dress, communication, and behavior
  • Maintain accountability, responsibility, and respectfulness in one’s work, including daily logistics and tasks

Specific tasks:

• Coordinate special events (“Meet & Greet” gatherings, donor appreciation activities, outreach events)
• Document (image, video, written) Community Science programs, Trail Work Parties, Judea Garden activities, and similar events for multiple distribution channels.
• Interview donors, volunteers, trustees, and staff to create profile documents
• Ensure donor records are current and accurate with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner
• Research, create, and manage donor profiles in our CRM database, identifying giving history, capacity, relevant personal information, etc.
• Assist Outreach Committee with in-person surveys of preserve visitors
· Assist in the creation of online quizzes for educational purposes and to increase community engagement [using Typeform, Zapier or equivalent]
· Use of personal vehicle for transportation amongst preserves and a valid Driver’s License. Mileage is reimbursed at Federal rate ($0.655/mile).
· Measure, track, and analyze surveys and quiz results for staff reports
· Catalog photos according to SRA procedures


· Outgoing, friendly and able to mingle with diverse groups of people
· Tech savvy, self-starter
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Intermediate photography, image and video editing, and graphic design skills
· Ability to balance your creativity with effective project management.
· Ability to be proactive, work independently, and work weekends

Working with Steep Rock Association:

Compensation at $15/hr at 20 hours per week for 10 weeks. Start and end times are flexible to accommodate school dates. Steep Rock Association (SRA) has a collegial and team-oriented work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and act in accordance with laws applicable to employment practices. For more information on Steep Rock Association, please visit www.steeprockassoc.org.

All interns must be fully vaccinated, follow safety protocols, and abide by all Covid-19 regulations.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references in a single document by email to  info@steeprockassoc.org. Steep Rock offers a collaborative, team-oriented, and flexible work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and act in accordance with laws applicable to employment practices. SRA does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or age.

About Steep Rock Association:

Steep Rock Association is a nonprofit land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes and riparian corridors in and around Washington, Connecticut and to enhance the community’s connection with nature through outreach, education, and passive recreation. Steep Rock is led by an active and engaged volunteer Board of Trustees and many Trustees and volunteers are actively involved in our diverse programs and well-organized committees. Steep Rock is accredited by the Land Trust Alliance.

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