The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,
membership-supported land trust established in 1971. It has 3 full-time
staff and over 800 members. Its annual operating budget is around
$340,000. Its mission is "to preserve and protect Dartmouth's natural
resources for people and nature, forever." It accomplishes its mission by:
• identifying and preserving important natural areas, farmlands,
wetlands, and wildlife habitats in Dartmouth by purchasing or accepting
donations of land and conservation restrictions;
• protecting its lands and conservation restrictions through good
• encouraging public access on land it owns (just over 1,500 acres);
• collaborating with other organizations to accomplish its goals; and
• educating and engaging the community to ensure the long-term support
for natural resource conservation and stewardship.
More information can be found at: www.dnrt.org
Primary duties and responsibilities of the intern:
To develop a marketing plan for DNRT to use to expand its membership
(people who provide financial support). Elements of this project will
• the design and implementation of a survey of DNRT members and
non-members in Dartmouth to determine demographics, values, attitudes
• determining possible "target markets"; and
• suggesting strategies for engaging these markets (identify "message"
and methods to deliver it).
What will the student learn from this experience?
Will gain real-life experience in developing a marketing plan; will
learn about the demographics and attitudes of people in Dartmouth; and
will learn about the operations of a non-profit organization.
Job Title: Marketing Intern
Compensation: Stipend of $50 / week
Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior,
courses taken, GPA, etc.):
Graduate level. Familiar with marketing. May consider a marketing senior.
Possess excellent written and verbal skills.
Able to work effectively without close supervision.
Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Willing and able to work positively with the public.
Excels at meeting deadlines.
Hours of work: 9 hours / week; flexible schedule
Start and end dates: Jan – May 2010
Primary supervisor: Dexter Mead, Executive Director, DNRT
To whom should students send resume/application and how?
PO Box P-17
Dartmouth, MA 02748