Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PAID -- full-time -- 5-month internships

Conservation and Land Management (CLM)

Each year, 75-100 college graduates take part the CLM Internship Program as part of a partnership with federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and others. Non-profit partners include the New England Wild Flower Society, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank, North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank.

Our interns have degrees and/or experience in, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Recreation Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology 

Next summer and fall 2017 -- approximately 60-80 internships will be based in the western US (AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, OR, MT, NM, NV, UT, WA, and WY) and 10-20 positions will be based on the East Coast (MA, NY, and NC).  Interns receive a stipend of ~$13,200 ($15/hour; before taxes) for each five-month internship, paid every 2 weeks. Most internships last 5 months (110 workdays or 880 hours).

While our application deadline is Jan. 15, 2017, we review applications on a rolling basis.
Qualified applicants who apply early will be the first to be interviewed!

As an intern --  you will assist in a wide variety of projects determined by the needs of your mentor and assigned Field Office. Most internships include work in botany or wildlife-related fields that may include monitoring and assessing threatened/endangered species and habitats. Interns have worked in biology-related fields i.e., fire ecology, fisheries, livestock utilization, and native plant materials. A few internships have focused on archaeology, planning and recreation. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data have been an important component of numerous projects. Approximately 40-50% of all interns participate in the Seeds of Success (SOS) Program. Most interns will attend the CLM Training Workshop

Why intern with CLM?
  • Make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations
  • Learn what it's like to work at a federal agency
  • Explore your career goals and expand your resume 
  • Experience new landscapes, habitats, and species diversity in the beautiful western United States
  • Apply your education to important conservation projects
For more information, please visit the CLM homepage.