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.


Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator - Northwest Youth Corps & Willamette National Forest, based in Eugene, OR
This is a full time, 10 month, 1,700 hour position starting in mid-September 2018

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 with commitment to equity and inclusion in all aspects of work. The Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator serves with the U.S. Forest Service, Northwest Youth Corps and multiple partners to coordinate and implement inclusive engagement activities that connect underserved and underrepresented youth and communities with their public lands. The duty location for the position is Eugene, Oregon.

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