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.

Below are the internship positions available with Northwest Youth Corps. We also offer positions through Idaho Conservation Corps, view internships in Idaho here.


Natural Resources Intern (4 positions available) - US Army Corps of Engineers - Lost Creek Lake
Season: Summer 2018

The Army Corps of Engineers is currently recruiting for four interns that will support natural resources management and interpretive programming at Army Corps Lands based at Lost Creek Lake but service sites also include other Rogue River Basin Projects including Elk Creek and Applegate Lake.

Position Description        Apply Here   

Communications and Community Engagement Resource Assistant - Portland
Season: mid-July 2018 to mid-July 2019
The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region seeks a bilingual or multilingual resource assistant to work in the Office of Communications and Community Engagement in Portland, Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region manages 24.75 million acres across 16 National Forests, 59 District Offices, a National Scenic Area, and a National Grassland across Oregon and Washington. Within the region, there are more than 2,400 developed recreation sites, over 24,000 miles of trails, 51 Wild and
Scenic Rivers, and two national monuments. Through culturally relevant partnerships, engagement, and communication, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region builds connections with rural and urban communities to help sustain the health, diversity and productivity of these lands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Position Description        Apply Here