Volunteer Internships

We offer opportunities for students seeking academic credit or others interested in gaining nonprofit experience and applied, hands-on experience related to one’s studies. Students at all levels (including associates, undergraduates, etc.) studying biology, environmental studies, ecology, policy, marketing and communications, business or another related field are welcome to contact us to pursue a placement. While most 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 science research and monitoring, habitat restoration, policy research, outreach, volunteer program coordination and more.
Contact mdougherty@tnc.org to learn more about existing or potential internships. 

Cascade Head Field Monitoring Assistant

The Nature Conservancy conducts ongoing monitoring to evaluate the health of the coastal grassland system at our Cascade Head Preserve, on the central Oregon coast. Volunteers with education and/or skills in botany and grassland ecology are needed to assist Conservancy staff in conducting this monitoring. Volunteers will learn how to conduct nested-frequency vegetation monitoring and how to identify coastal grassland plant species in order to collect data that will be used to analyze how the plant community composition has changed since this monitoring was initiated in 1986. This position is 8-16 weeks between June 1- September 30. Volunteers may provide anywhere from 16-40 hours of service each week, and dorm-style housing may be available if needed. Applications are being considered on a rolling basis.

The Nature Conservancy is not able to offer a stipend for these positions. If you are interested in pursuing paid employment, please visit nature.org/careers.

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