Berkshire Natural Resources Council

DEI Intern for Williams College CES Internship Program

Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) is a non-profit land trust working throughout Berkshire County in western Massachusetts to protect and preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Berkshires for public benefit and enjoyment. Starting in 1967, BNRC has protected over 23,000 acres of conservation land in Berkshire County. BNRC maintains 60+ miles of public hiking trails throughout its 56 conservation reserves. BNRC manages The High Road project, which seeks to connect towns to trails throughout our region. BNRC lands are open, free to the public, for all types of non-motorized recreation.

BNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We especially welcome applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and veterans. We are actively engaged in ensuring our properties are welcoming to all, and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern

 Dates of employment: Summer, 2021 for 4-6 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. No housing is provided. While COVID-19 is still a concern, BNRC’s office is generally closed. Most work and meetings will be conducted remotely. Transportation requirements are minimal, though the DEI Intern may occasionally need a personal vehicle.

BNRC is seeking an intern to support its DEI Committee by pursuing a variety of research areas The following list encompasses the research areas of interest. The intern’s projects and work plan will be developed in consultation with BNRC staff, with consideration for the intern’s personal interests and knowledge. The desired candidate will have strong research and writing skills, demonstrated ability to work independently, and experience with DEI.

  • Demographic overview of Berkshire County, with a geographic comparison to BNRC reserves.
  • Environmental indicators particular to open space and public access, i.e. % of land protected, trailheads accessible to population centers, parks available; environmental concerns.
  • Preferences and needs for park and open space facilities by different cultural groups identified in the demographic
  • General/case study research on how open spaces and trails can be more welcoming to a greater diversity of

Please submit a resume and statement of interest to Mackenzie Greer, Public Programs Director, at [email protected] You may also send additional questions to this email address.



As of January 26, 2021