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.
OPEN AMERICORPS POSITIONS:
Trail Crew Steward
Trailkeepers of Oregon | Multiple Locations - Corbett, OR / Zigzag, OR / Brookings, OR
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service (FS) and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), is recruiting three summer AmeriCorps members to provide restoration and maintenance assistance on hiking trails through volunteer engagement at three different sites in Oregon. We are seeking candidates interested in pursuing careers in public lands management and have a desire to work outdoors by engaging the public in trail stewardship experiences.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found below or at http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplication. Please select “NYC – TKO Trail Steward” when applying.
When applying, please specify which position(s)/reporting location(s) you are interested in within your cover letter. example: Gorge Trails Recovery Steward
OPEN RESOURCE ASSISTANT POSITIONS:
The Resource Assistants Program is a rigorous, immersive, paid internship program for individuals interested in Forest Service careers. Through direct training, experience, and exposure, Resource Assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers. Upon completion of a Resource Assistant term, interns are eligible to receive Direct Hire Authority with the United States Forest Service. To learn more about the program, visit: https://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/volunteers/resource-assistants-program
Landscape Architect/Sustainable Recreation Planner
United States Forest Service | Several Duty Locations
Applications are not currently being accepted for this position. If interested, please reach out to Brad Cownover, USFS Regional Landscape Architect, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The year 2019 marks the centennial of the first landscape architect and recreation professional hired to work for the US Forest Service, Arthur Carhart. In celebration of that milestone and to prepare for the next 100 years, a national effort is underway to utilize the Resource Assistants Program to create a cadre of landscape architecture-sustainable recreation resource assistants (RA) across the country known as the Carhart Centennial Corps. In partnership with the US Forest Service, Northwest Youth Corps is recruiting resource assistant positions to assist forest units across the Pacific Northwest Region in providing landscape architecture, sustainable recreation and scenery management services. It is anticipated that more than one position will be filled and that more than one location in the region will serve as the duty station.
Submit Your Application
Please use the following form to submit your application. If there are no open positions, you may submit an incomplete application and follow-up with an email to email@example.com to request more information.
For questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the Internship Program Officer: