Oregon

Volunteer Internships

If your environmental studies or ecology program offers you school credit for applied, hands-on experience, consider pursuing your academic goals with us!

Students at all levels (including associates, undergraduates, graduates, etc.) are welcome to contact us. While the majority of our interns conduct outdoor field projects during the spring and summer, we do offer outdoor placements for the fall and winter months as well as some indoor, office-based placements.


Current Opportunities

Current internship opportunities are listed below. If you don't see something that matches your skills and interests, we may be able to work with you in tailoring a placement to complement your studies. A few examples of past placements include projects conducting invertebrate, amphibian and avian inventories and surveys at preserves throughout Oregon and projects researching and mapping the abundance of invasive, exotic species.

Contact mdougherty@tnc.org to learn more about existing or potential internships. 

Zumwalt Ecology Field Assistant

Assist Conservancy staff with vegetation inventory, monitoring, research, and stewardship projects in support of The Nature Conservancy’s conservation efforts on the Zumwalt Prairie. Volunteers will learn a variety of field ecology skills and apply them in collecting and analyzing data. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to on-the-ground conservation work. Volunteers should have education and/or skills in botany, biology or other natural resource disciplines. Time commitment is 35 hours/week and placements are 8 to 12 weeks, starting in May, July or August. Application deadline is February 17. 


The Nature Conservancy is not able to offer a stipend for these positions. If you are interested in paid seasonal fieldwork, please visit employment section of The Nature Conservancy's web site, nature.org/careers, or call our National Job Hotline at (703) 247-3721.

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