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.




Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist

The Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist AmeriCorps internship is both highly demanding and highly rewarding working with high school students identified as at risk of academic failure and/or present behavioral challenges. Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialists spend most of their time in direct contact with students, either doing direct student instruction in small groups in a classroom setting, providing environmental education in the field, or facilitating conservation-based, service-learning projects.

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Community Engagement Conservation Intern

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) and Willamette 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, 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. The work will be jointly developed, and progress checks and adjustments made, by the selected candidate and both agencies.

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