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:
 

City of Gresham Conservation Internship – Forestry/Restoration Specialist
The City of Gresham’s Natural Resources Program (NRP) is looking to fill a 1700-hour, 11-month, AmeriCorps internship focused on improving the health and biodiversity of our urban natural areas. The position provides opportunity to gain a year of applied natural resource-related experience, and develop skills needed for future employment in the environmental or public sector. For this position, the NRP is seeking an organized individual with exceptional motivation, self-direction, and strong research skills to assist staff and other AmeriCorps interns with the continued development and implementation of our Biodiversity and Volunteer programs. Critical for this position is a background and excitement for natural resource research, field work and data collection, natural area restoration, tree and forest health issues, and a dedication to supporting biodiversity within a working, urban landscape.

Position Description        Apply Here 
 

City of Gresham Conservation Internship – Urban Natural Area Education & Outreach Specialist
The City of Gresham’s Natural Resources Program (NRP) is looking for candidates to fill a 1700-hour, 11-month, AmeriCorps internship. The position provides opportunity to gain a year of applied natural resource-related experience, and develop skills needed for future employment in the environmental or public sector. The NRP is seeking someone with exceptional motivation, self-direction, and research inclinations to assist staff and other AmeriCorps interns with the continued development and implementation of our Biodiversity and Volunteer programs. Critical for this position is a background and excitement for urban ecology research, field work and data collection, conducting natural area restoration, engagement of a diverse community, and brainstorming new education campaigns related to the rich biodiversity that can be found and supported in an urban context.

Position Description        Apply Here