Connecting Environment, Economy, and Community
BTG has no open employment opportunities at this time.
Bridging The Gap has the following unpaid internships available. You need not be a student to apply – these are great opportunities for those who are looking for a career change. See below for details.
To apply for an internship, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager. In the letter, please state why you are interested in interning with BTG, which internship you are interested in (if more than one, please list in order of preference), your availability (how many hours a week you are available/which days or hours), relevant skills and experience you have, and the timeframe during which you will be available for the internship. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.
Program: Heartland Tree Alliance
Name of Internship: Heartland Tree Alliance intern
Length of Internship: January – May, 2017
Application Deadline: EXTENDED to February 12, 2017
Basic Internship Description: This internship supports Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) to promote a healthy community forest by training volunteers to plant and maintain trees in the Kansas City metro. This position would support the Kansas City, Missouri Street Tree planting initiative, which aims to plant 500 trees in residential right-of-way areas between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 The intern would work with the program manager and program associate to canvas residential tree planting locations as well as volunteer coordination and door-to-door recruitment.
Major Responsibilities: Identify appropriate tree planting locations in Kansas City, Missouri. Communicate the importance of trees and get buy-in from adjacent property owners to care for the tree for a 2-year period. Coordinate and recruit volunteers for tree plantings and assist with volunteer oversight during the workday. Track and utilize ArcGIS to inventory newly planted trees as well as assist in contract reporting. Recruiting and direct engagement will occur in Fall and Spring. Program support will occur in Winter.
Skills/Experience Needed: Strong written and oral communication skills. Basic computer skills with ArcGIS experience preferred. Experience working with volunteers preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds and willing to use own vehicle for transport when needed. Ability to work some weekends and evenings if needed.
Time Commitment: Hours/Wk: 8-12
Availability for Work to Be Done From Home: No
Program: MARC SWMD Business Recycling Program
Name of Internship: Business Recycling Program Intern
Length of Internship: now – December, 2017
Application Deadline: Apply ASAP.
Basic Internship Description: This internship supports the Business Recycling Program, which is a one-year grant from the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District to implement or enhance recycling and composting programs in the business sector. This internship will provide an in-depth look at waste management in a business setting. The intern will assist a business in designing a new recycling and waste diversion program or strengthening an existing program, educate employees on waste diversion topics and find creative solutions to changing behaviors in the workforce.
Major Responsibilities: The internship will be a hands-on learning experience, from researching best practices of business recycling programs to working with the companies’ green team members and sustainability managers to design and implement the program. The intern will also assist with designing surveys and educational literature, PowerPoint presentations for employee trainings and contract logistics with the haulers.
Skills/Experience Needed: excellent written and oral communications skills, moderate amount of recycling knowledge, strong desire to learn about waste management, professionalism while working in the business community, knowledge of Microsoft Office
Time Commitment: Flexible Days/Wk: 2-4 Hours/Wk: 10-20
Availability for Work to Be Done From Home: Yes