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Cover letters, resumes, and other requested information should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Working at NRCM
As Maine’s leading environmental advocacy organization, the Natural Resources Council of Maine attracts dedicated, knowledgeable, and dynamic people committed to leading efforts to keep Maine a special place.
Our work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and fast-paced as we work in coalition with other nonprofit organizations, business and community leaders, elected officials, NRCM members, and the public at-large to improve the quality of Maine’s environment.
NRCM is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff. We are also committed to ensuring that our staff members actively work on diversity and inclusion in the field. This work is supported by staff policy, training, and mentoring, and through fostering an organization that prioritizes fairness and respect.
NRCM pays 100% of the premium for the employee and 60% of the premium for additional family members. The employee is eligible for this benefit the first of the month following employment.
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
All employees that participate in NRCM’s health insurance plan are eligible for the HRA, a healthcare plan paid by NRCM, that reimburses medical expenses approved through our health insurance provider.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees may contribute, through payroll deductions, on a pre-tax basis to a health and childcare reimbursement account program.
NRCM pays life insurance premiums for each eligible employee for coverage up to one time annual salary with a maximum coverage of $50,000. The employee is eligible for this benefit three full months after the date of employment.
Short- & Long-term Disability
NRCM employees are covered for short- and long-term disability through the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America. NRCM pays the premium for this coverage for all eligible employees. This coverage goes into effect three full months after the date of employment.
NRCM offers a tax-deferred 403(b) plan to allow employees to plan for retirement. After a six-month provisional period, NRCM will contribute 4% of an employee’s annual salary, with an additional 2% matching component to employees contributing at least 2% of their annual salary to their retirement fund.
During their first year, employees accrue three weeks of paid vacation time. This increases to four weeks in subsequent years. Starting at year five, employees accrue another day a year for five years, reaching a total of five weeks (25 vacation days) annually.
NRCM employees also receive generous time off for sick days, parental leave, sabbatical, and more.
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Environmental Policy Internships
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking applicants to work as interns to assist the organization on a broad range of environmental policy issues currently facing Maine and the nation. NRCM attempts to place interns year-round, and the internships may be less than full-time to accommodate academic schedules. Internships generally are unpaid positions. However, NRCM does have funding for 1-2 paid internships annually (see details below under “Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship”).
NRCM provides interns with meaningful work and an excellent training experience. Interns will contribute to and learn from activities such as:
- Policy Research for legislation dealing with water quality, renewable energy, climate mitigation, land conservation, and waste management;
- Legislative Action (when the Legislature is in session) including attending legislative hearings, meeting lawmakers, watching policy debates, and mobilizing activists; and
- Advocacy Strategy including attending internal NRCM policy meetings, coalition strategy sessions, and advocacy events.
Environmental policy interns work under the supervision of NRCM’s Advocacy Director, who works to ensure that interns receive extensive opportunities to witness internal operations of NRCM and the environmental policy process.
Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills, a strong interest in environmental policy, and ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines. Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint preferred; GIS skills not required, but may be of use.
Candidates may apply at any time. Resume and cover letter should be submitted to email@example.com.
Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship
NRCM provides a $1,000 stipend for 1-2 interns annually. Generally, this intern serves from early June to early August.
Candidates interested in being considered for an internship should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates not selected for a paid internship may still be considered for an unpaid internship.