RTCA Latinx Partnerships Outreach Coordinator (DHA-RAI)

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

Please apply HERE

Dates: May 16, 2022 – Aug 4, 2022

Compensation: $640/week + housing

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.
  • Enrolled in a 4-year institute of higher learning.

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs.

 

For this project, the intern will develop strategies for the Texas RTCA office, with a focus on increasing assistance to Latino/a, Latinx, or Spanish-speaking (hereafter “Latinx”) communities in Texas and Oklahoma.

The intern will research local organizations, community groups, and key stakeholders in Latinx communities in Texas and Oklahoma. The intern will engage with those organizations, through direct interviews, site visits (as appropriate) and focus groups, to identify recreation and conservation needs/goals, as well as the necessary support to meet the identified conservation/recreation goals. The intern will also research case study examples and document successful collaboration between RTCA and Latinx communities.

With support from Texas RTCA staff, the intern will interact with the  targeted communities and present information about RTCA and how it can assist with conservation and recreation planning.

The final products of the internship will be

  1. A detailed strategy that will help RTCA staff effectively engage with and assist Latinx communities in Texas and Oklahoma.
  2. Three or more RTCA success stories involving Latinx communities
  3. List of potential RTCA projects with Latinx communities in Texas and Oklahoma

Duties:

  • Establish relationships with Latinx communities and tribal officials in Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Identify potential projects with Latinx communities in Texas and Oklahoma that might benefit from RTCA assistance.
  • Showcase three RTCA success stories involving collaboration with Latinx communities
  • Increase awareness about RTCA assistance among BIPOC communities in Texas and Oklahoma

Natural and Physical Work Environment: The Austin RTCA office is located in South Austin, just a ten-minute drive from downtown Austin and its endless entertainment, food, cultural, healthcare, and shopping/grocery offerings. The neighborhoods immediately north and northwest of the office are largely populated by students and recent graduates of the University of Texas and St. Edward’s University; the neighborhoods south of the office have large Latinx populations, all of these neighborhoods have easy access to grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, and entertainment. Austin has a low elevation of 400-500ft and hot sunny summers with highs ranging from the mid 90s to the low 100s.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Self-initiative and experience working independently to develop, organize and implement project elements, establish priorities, deliver products, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Latinx communities in Texas, and Oklahoma.
  • Experience working with Latinx communities.
  • Outgoing personality or willingness to reach out and connect with dozens of relevant contacts in Texas, Oklahoma.

Education and Qualifications: Have a strong interest or relevant experience in areas pertaining to, but not limited to, history, outreach, sociology, park and recreation planning, urban studies, Latino/a or Latinx studies, Spanish, public engagement, social work.

Housing: Housing provided

To apply for this job please visit environmentamericas.org.

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