Conservation Internship Program

The Conservation Internship program is designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.  Through this program, public agencies and community organizations host a Conservation Intern to directly address pressing community resource needs for a three to ten month period.  Northwest Youth Corps supports the partnership by supplying placement, administrative, and training support.

Conservation Interns may work on the following types of projects:

   •      Improve and Restore Public Lands and Waters

   •      Habitat Restoration & Impact Mitigation

   •      Invasive Species Inventory and Treatment

   •      Trail Maintenance and Recreation Infrastructure

   •     Natural Resource Data Collection

The Internship program is an effective way for Federal, State, and Municipal agencies and Non-profit organizations to harness the passion and energy of interested in natural resources.  The program engages the citizen stewards of tomorrow on projects that will help them learn, grow, and gain valuable experience.

 

OPEN POSITIONS:
 

Special Uses Resource Assistant, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  
The duty station will be at the Okanogan-Wenatchee Headquarters Office located in Wenatchee, WA. Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States.  The population of Wenatchee is approximately 34,000 people.  The city is located within a 2-3 hour drive to Spokane or Seattle.  Portland, Or would be an additional driving  distance from Seattle of 4 hrs.

The position will assist United States Forest Service (USFS) staff in the area of special use administration.  Special uses include land use such as communication site leases, commercial filming, utility lines, recreation residences, outfitter/guiding, and recreation events.  Specific tasks include documentation in hard files and electronic files, billing support, corresponding with permit holders, database entry and clean up, inspection and monitoring, creation of authorization documents and becoming knowledgeable in the related directives.   As skills progress, the position will be expected to carry simple permits from start to finish.

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

Outreach and Education Intern, Olympic National Park 
This position is located in the Outreach and Education Branch, Division of Interpretation, Olympic National Park. This position is supervised by the Outreach and Education Specialist and is stationed at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, WA.

The intern will work with the Outreach and Education Specialist delivering environmental education programs for school children. The intern will also work at various community events staffing the park’s exhibit booth and answering questions about Olympic National Park. Depending on the interests and abilities of the selected candidate there are opportunities to work on various projects – including website work, multi-media presentations, etc.

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

Resource Interpreters at Yaquina Head 
Spring Season: April 1, 2018 – June 30 (4 Positions Available)

Resource Interpreters at Yaquina Head may find themselves exploring tidepools with elementary school students, describing the migration of gray whales as they swim past, answering questions about the area at the site’s interpretive center, or guiding visitors into the past within Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.

Position Description        Apply Here 
 



Resource Interpreters at Yaquina Head
Summer Season: June 18, 2018 – November 3 (3 Positions Available)

Resource Interpreters at Yaquina Head may find themselves exploring tidepools with elementary school students, describing the migration of gray whales as they swim past, answering questions about the area at the site’s interpretive center, or guiding visitors into the past within Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

NYC / Siuslaw National Forest  – Community Engagement Conservation Intern
Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) and Siuslaw National Forest have partnered to increase participation of target audiences in programs and careers in resource conservation and public land management. We seek an AmeriCorps candidate who possesses strong skills and interest in resource management, outdoor recreation, community engagement, conservation education, and event planning. The successful candidate will be able to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish, have a degree in communications, education, and/or natural resources, demonstrate an ability to work independently, and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Both NYC and Siuslaw National Forest will provide oversight of this internship.

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

Deschutes National Forest - Special Uses Resources Assistant
The Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) in partnership with the Deschutes National Forest will be advertising a Special Uses Resources Assistant (RA). This is a 10 month, full-time work experience from approximately mid-February to mid-November 2018. The position will assist United States Forest Service (USFS) staff in the area of special use administration.  Special uses include land use such as communication site leases, commercial filming, utility lines, recreation residences, outfitter/guiding, and recreation events.  Specific tasks include documentation in hard files and electronic files, billing support, corresponding with permit holders, database entry and clean up, inspection and monitoring, creation of authorization documents and becoming knowledgeable in the related directives.   As skills progress, the position will be expected to carry simple permits from start to finish.

Position Description      

 

Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Special Uses Resources Assistant
The Resource Assistance Program is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission. The position will assist United States Forest Service (USFS) staff in the area of special use administration.  Special uses include land use such as communication site leases, commercial filming, utility lines, recreation residences, outfitter/guiding, and recreation events.  Specific tasks include documentation in hard files and electronic files, billing support, corresponding with permit holders, database entry and clean up, inspection and monitoring, creation of authorization documents and becoming knowledgeable in the related directives.   As skills progress, the position will be expected to carry simple permits from start to finish.

Position Description        

 

Mt. Hood National Forest USDA – Special Uses Resources Assistants
Two Positions
The Resource Assistance Program is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission. The positions will assist United States Forest Service (USFS) staff in the area of special use administration.  Special uses include land use such as ski areas, communication site leases, commercial filming, utility lines, recreation residences, outfitter/guiding, and recreation events.  Specific tasks include documentation in hard files and electronic files, billing support, corresponding with permit holders, database entry and clean up, inspection and monitoring, creation of authorization documents and becoming knowledgeable in the related directives.   As skills progress, the position will be expected to carry simple permits from start to finish.

Position Description      

 

Olympic National Forest - Special Uses Resources Assistant
The Resource Assistance Program is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission. The position will assist United States Forest Service (USFS) staff in the area of special use administration.  Special uses include land use such as communication site leases, commercial filming, utility lines, recreation residences, outfitter/guiding, and recreation events.  Specific tasks include documentation in hard files and electronic files, billing support, corresponding with permit holders, database entry and clean up, inspection and monitoring, creation of authorization documents and becoming knowledgeable in the related directives.   As skills progress, the position will be expected to carry simple permits from start to finish.

Position Description      

 

Willamette National Forest - Special Uses Resources Assistant
The Resource Assistance Program is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission. The position will assist United States Forest Service (USFS) staff in the area of special use administration.  Special uses include land use such as communication site leases, commercial filming, utility lines, recreation residences, outfitter/guiding, and recreation events.  Specific tasks include documentation in hard files and electronic files, billing support, corresponding with permit holders, database entry and clean up, inspection and monitoring, creation of authorization documents and becoming knowledgeable in the related directives.   As skills progress, the position will be expected to carry simple permits from start to finish.

Position Description