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.


Recreation Management Steward
AmeriCorps 450 Hour | Northwest Youth Corps and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest | Verlot, WA and Skykomish, WA

The U.S. Forest Service is recruiting 2 summer interns to provide recreation management assistance on the Darrington and Skykomish Ranger Districts in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF. We are seeking candidates with a desire to work outdoors, engage the public with these wild places, and may want a career in public lands management. Major duties are related to learning and working alongside personnel in visitor services at the Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest.

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Northwest Youth Corps is excited to partner with the Japanese American Citizen League and the National Park Service to host three 8-week internships focused on visitor services, interpretation, and community engagement in the summer of 2019. Interns will work with the National Park Service to interpret the Japanese American internment of the 1940's, as well as provide other important support to park staff. Specific details for each internship can be found below. Please note the special application instructions on the position description when applying for these internships.

Visitor Services Intern
Manzanar National Historic Site | Independence, CA

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Resource Interpretation Intern
Minidoka National Historic Site | Jerome, ID

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Community Engagement Intern
Seattle Area National Park Sites | Seattle, WA

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