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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

There are no internships available at this time. Please check back regularly to learn about new openings as they arise. You can also join our volunteer mailing list to receive our monthly e-newsletter.

Stewardship and Restoration Crew Member in 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 23– August 27 required. To request a detailed volunteer position description and learn how to apply, please contact Applications are due June 5. 

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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