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

Stewardship and Restoration Volunteer Crew Member (Eugene)
Help protect important habitats and advance our mission by assisting with preserve stewardship, habitat restoration, species monitoring and general office management. Duties may include mapping using GPS, GIS data entry, planting and weeding at our native plant nursery, native plant seed collection, invasive species removal and other preserve management tasks as needed. Time commitment of two days per week (Tuesday/Thursday) from June 24 – August 28 required. To request a detailed volunteer position description and learn how to apply, please contact Application Deadline: May 26.

You are also welcome to check our volunteer classifieds, as there are many to choose from scattered across the state!

Past interns have made incredibly valuable contributions to The Nature Conservancy through their work and have used their experience to further their academic and professional careers in the environmental field.

If our goals are well-suited, we will work with you in tailoring placements 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.

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,, or call our National Job Hotline at (703) 247-3721.

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