LEAF is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and a network of environmentally-themed high schools. If you attend one of the LEAF partner schools and are currently in your junior year of high school, please contact your guidance counselor for information about the program.
Though we anticipate expanding opportunities for additional students in the future, at this time we recruit students who attend partner schools. Please check the school page for updates as we continue to expand! If you want to know what to expect as a participant, check out the cool stories, videos and pictures below.
Latest News & Features
Summer is almost over, but more than 100 LEAF interns will remember working on our preserves for a lifetime. Check out the LEAF Photo Contest and vote for your favorite. You could win cool LEAF swag!
From Cesar Chavez to America Ferrera, Latinos have long been involved in conservation.
LEAF alum Josh McCloud talks about how the program changed his life.
Women are under-represented in science fields. Find out how LEAF is working to send female leaders to college armed with an interest in science.
Follow LEAF interns as they restore our coasts and learn how nature can protect us from future superstorms.
See how his LEAF internship changed Josh Carrera's life.