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:

Natural Resources Botany Intern, Army Corps of Engineers, Fern Ridge Lake
Winter 2018 - The Army Corps of Engineers is currently recruiting one position that will support botany, natural resources, and the plant materials program on Army Corps Lands in the Willamette Valley Region. This person will assist with management of natural resources at the 13 reservoirs in the Willamette Valley Region.

Major duties are related to assisting with the propagation of rare and endangered plant species for habitat restoration purposes. While working closely with USACE staff, the person in this position will assist with propagating sensitive species including Willamette Daisy and assisting school programs propagating upland and wet prairie species for habitat restoration. Additional duties may also include assisting other programs within the Environmental Stewardship program.

Position Description        Apply Here 



Olympic National Park Outreach and Education Intern​
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. Olympic National Park protects nearly one million acres of glacier capped mountains, wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth forests, including temperate rain forests. About 95% of the park is designated wilderness, which further protects these diverse and spectacular ecosystems.

Olympic is also known for its biological diversity. Isolated for eons by glacial ice, and later the waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula has developed its own distinct array of plants and animals. Eight kinds of plants and 15 kinds of animals are found on the peninsula but nowhere else on Earth.The selected applicant will work with students, teachers, and community members - facilitating their connections to the remarkable resources protected within Olympic National Park.

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       Apply Here

 

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        Apply Here 

 

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        Apply Here 

 

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       Apply Here