Veterans Conservation Corps Farmland Access & Prairie Restoration Intern

We are seeking a Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) member to assist with the monitoring and restoration of rare prairie habitat across the Chehalis watershed (Thurston, Lewis, and Grays Harbor Counties) in Southwest Washington. The VCC member will work to promote responsible grazing practices and educate landowners about conservation programs. This Thurston County based position will support the enhancement and expansion of the South Sound FarmLink program. This program connects available farmland with land-seeking farmers, ranchers, and growers. This position will specifically work to support veteran landowners and land seekers through program development and refinement, outreach material creation, land listing enrollment campaigns, successional planning and leasing assistance, and participant support and education. Support for other educational or farmland preservation events and initiatives will provide additional training and networking opportunities. This position will coordinate with their counterpart based at Lewis Conservation District to include producers in Lewis County in the South Sound FarmLink program.

This is a one-year individual internship position through the WDVA and will work closely with interns doing similar work at the Lewis Conservation District and EcoStudies Institute.

See full position description here.

To apply for this internship: Email a copy of your DD214 and driver license, a resume, and a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to:

Kim Pham
Veterans Conservation Corps Program Specialist

For information about the position and job requirements, contact:
Nora Carman-White, Communications & Education Manager

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Here at Thurston Conservation District our employees and the people we serve come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Please let us know if you need accommodations to participate in the application process.

We sincerely thank you for your interest in joining the work we do at Thurston Conservation District!

Interested in career opportunities?


Sarah Moorehead
Executive Director
360-754-3588, ext. 114

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