We are committed to doing all we can to make an internship a very rewarding and educational experience. Our interns work closely with staff to complete meaningful and engaging projects that not only contribute to protecting our environment but also look good on a resume!

Student internship opportunities (such as ILCs) are available depending on staff capacity. Contracts are tailored to provide the student with more in-depth experience in a range of focus areas and the opportunity to expand knowledge and skills in areas not provided through traditional education.

Internship positions through the Veterans Conservation Corps and for our Field Crews are paid internship opportunities.


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 the full position description here.

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

Kim Pham
Veterans Conservation Corps Program Specialist
kim@dva.wa.gov

For information about the position and job requirements, contact:
Nora Carman-White, Communications & Education Manager
nwhite@thurstoncd.com


Interested in a TCD internship?

Nora Carman-White
Communications & Education Manager
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
360-999-3727

You can also use our contact form.