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.



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.

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