The district offers a variety of internship opportunities year-round. Internship 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. 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!

These positions are unpaid, however a successful full-time 2-quarter intern may be eligible for a $1,000 stipend, upon completion of the contract.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Moorehead
smoorehead@thurstoncd.com
p. (360)754-3588, ext. 136
f. (360)236-0941

Administrative Assistant Intern

Credits and Hours for this position vary.

The Administrative Assistant Intern will be the primary provider of office support to customers and staff. This position will give the intern essential Administrative Assistance experience, including tasks such as:

  • Learning money handling procedures
  • Office supply inventory
  • Preparing meeting minutes
  • Managing TCD’s main office phone line
  • Equipment rental scheduling
  • Organizing and managing all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel and Access
  • Providing Administrative Assistance to other staff
  • General office support experience

After completion of this internship, a performance review and letter of recommendation will be given to the intern to include with resume’/portfolio for future positions.

Natural Resources Technician Intern

16 Credits or Full Time, Prefer two quarter commitment

Interns will assist TCD Resource Specialist staff in:

  • Working with landowners to improve management and water quality
  • Learn to inventory soils, water, plants, and animals
  • Identify potential sources of non-point pollution
  • Analyze site data in order to make recommendations for the implementation of Best Management Practices
  • Write a conservation plan, with assistance from TCD staff
  • A good driving record and a WA State License is required for using company vehicles.

Natural Resource Habitat Technician Internship (Full Time)

Students who successfully complete a two quarter, full time internship may be eligible for a $1,000 stipend.

Interns in this position will work with landowners in Thurston County to address concerns relating to erosion, restoration, native plants and habitat.

Duties for this position will include:

  • Contacting landowners through site visits
  • Use of restoration principles
  • Native plant identification and placement
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of restoration work parties
  • Other potential maintenance

Interns will learn how to write planting plans and suggest native restoration and wildlife plants for different habitats. A background in restoration and Pacific NW plant identification is helpful, but not required. Excellent communication and organization is a plus. Good driving record and a WA State License is required for using company vehicles.