DUE TO COVID-19, we are unable to offer our internship program at this time. Please check out our current volunteer opportunities here.


We are looking for conservation interns that want to gain work experience and develop lifelong skills! Successful interns will have the desire to gain experience with native vegetation establishment, water quality monitoring, GIS, community outreach, and education programs.


Interns will collaborate with staff to plan and implement restoration projects, perform maintenance and monitoring of projects, recruit and supervise volunteers, provide over-all project support, and to raise community awareness on the importance of conservation.

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Gain hands-on experience in natural resources conservation



Enhance local participation in natural resource conservation

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Raise community awareness of local conservation issues


 Minimum qualifications we desire for interns include: 


  • Positive attitude and good initiative

  • Ability to work well in a team and independently with limited supervision

  •  Ability to lift forty lbs.

  • Ability to work long hours outdoors in varying weather conditions

  • Ability to talk in front of groups including children, high school students, college students, landowners, and general public 

  • Ability to use hand and power tools (i.e. shovel, mower, brush-cutter, saw, drill, etc.)

  • Available to work occasional weekends and shifts longer than eight hours.  

Internships are offered year round and include the following options:

60 hours (approx.5 hrs/wk for 12 weeks)

120 hours (approx.10 hrs/wk for 12 weeks)

240 hours (approx.20 hrs/wk for 12 weeks) 


Interns are eligible to earn academic credit through a school advisor.