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.


Vegetation Management Steward - Coos Bay BLM
Season: Summer 2018

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently recruiting for an intern to conduct noxious weed inventory and treatments primarily in Coos, Curry and coastal Douglas counties. The internship is in North Bend Oregon and AmeriCorps service will occur throughout the Coos Bay District of the Bureau of Land Management. Intern is expected to work full time during the summer and may continue into the early fall part time.

Position Description        Apply Here   


Natural Resources Botany Stewards - US Army Corps of Engineers
Season: April to August 2018 (2 Positions Available)

April to August 2018 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently recruiting for two positions that will support botany, natural resources, and wildlife habitat management and restoration at USACE Lands in the Willamette Valley Region of Oregon. As a botany steward you would assist with management of natural resources at the 13 reservoirs.

Position Description        Apply Here