A group of seven interns stand with a background of a tree and wetland stream.
2018 Summer interns and staff on a field trip to a TNC preserve. © Eric Mark/TNC

Stories in Wisconsin

Interns and Fellows Build Conservation Skills

The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin offers internships and fellowships for students and young professionals.

Are you looking to start your career in the conservation field? The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin offers internship and fellowship positions for students and young professionals. You’ll gain valuable real-world experience and skills while you help us make progress on critical issues like protecting wildlife habitat, addressing climate change, feeding the world sustainably and keeping our water clean!

  • Internships: 12-week summer positions, paid hourly, in fields such as land stewardship, water quality, sustainable agriculture, marketing, and fundraising.
  • Fellowships: One-year paid positions in a variety of departments open to recent graduates. Start dates vary depending on need, with one to two positions each year.
Internship, Fellowship and Job Opportunities Follow your passion for nature and apply for a position with TNC.
An intern stands among logs while holding a large mallet.
Tina Lee: Our summer 2018 Baraboo Hills Land Stewardship Intern splitting logs. © TNC

How to Apply for an Internship

Summer internships are typically open for applications in February each year. The intern application period for 2021 is closed. Our summer 2021 internships include:

  • Baraboo Land Stewardship Intern
  • Door Peninsula Stewardship Intern
  • Mukwonago Land Management Intern
  • Northeast Wisconsin Outreach and Engagement Intern

Check out the TNC careers page for the latest opportunities (select the button below and use the map or search “Wisconsin”). 

In these past 10 weeks, I’ve gotten a chance to learn more applicable skills than I ever will in a classroom.

2018 Mukwonago Water Quality and Recreation Intern

Apply for Open Positions on our Careers Page

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Our fellow Jajuan takes a picture with a large camera while standing in a field of prairie grass.
Jajuan Lyons: Our Visual Storytelling Fellow from 2018-2019, who focused on video and photography. © TNC

Learn More about Fellowships with TNC in Wisconsin

Fellowships are one-year, full-time, paid positions open to recent graduates from a college or graduate program. They offer meaningful work experience on a tangible set of projects and opportunities for independent work and professional development. Topics range widely from conservation science and program planning to marketing and more. One or two positions are hired each year. 

The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin offers competitive compensation and has a friendly and flexible office environment, including opportunities to get outdoors. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to a diverse and culturally competent global workforce.

My fellowship with TNC helped open the door to a rewarding and exciting career in sustainable agriculture. The people I met and lessons I learned along the way have been invaluable and I am so grateful for the experience.

2017-2018 Agriculture Strategy Fellow