Visit this website for all posted American Conservation Experience Opportunities. Internships available across the country in a variety of disciplines. Many opportunities within US National Parks.
Engaged learning provides you with the opportunity to apply your learning outside the classroom in a way that has a meaningful impact on both you and the communities with which you connect. Through real-life collaboration, exploration and discovery, engaged learning takes you to the next level of understanding.
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Environment for the Americas and its partners are committed to connecting diverse students with careers in conservation, natural resources, history, geology, with skill-building internships with national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and other sites.
Visit this database for frequently updated internship opportunities! Summer internships will typically start to be posted around December-January. Positions listed here have not yet filled and positions are taken down from the database once they are filled.
Deadline: June 20, 2023
Indigenous graduate or upper-division undergraduate students interested in environmental communication and storytelling are encouraged to apply to be a 2023-2024 Planet Forward Ilíiaitchik: Indigenous Correspondent! Correspondents work with an Indigenous mentor to publish an environmental storytelling piece on Planet Forward’s national platform and participate in monthly skill-building workshops led by Indigenous professionals in fields ranging from photography and journalism to podcasting and environmental education. Participants receive a $1,000 stipend for their involvement, have the chance to connect with fellow students from communities across Turtle Island, and travel fully funded to the 2024 Planet Forward Summit in Washington, DC.
Deadline: June 30, 2023
The University of Arizona NASA Space Grant Program is seeking interns and mentors for the 2023-24 academic year. This NASA-funded program is an opportunity to be challenged, learn new skills, and receive hands-on training in an exciting STEM field. All full time UArizona sophomore, junior and senior STEM majors and those interested in STEM are welcome!
Deadline: July 1, 2023
PDEQ is a regulatory agency serving Pima County by protecting public health and the environment. PDEQ operates programs that monitor air and water quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, and promotes waste minimization and pollution prevention. PDEQ also provides public outreach and education, processes environmental permits, and responds to public complaints with investigation and enforcement. Interns will assist with creating an e-library of historical documents used to develop environmental policies and also participate in creating frameworks for future policy.
Deadline: July 1, 2023
CCA stewards a Sonoran Desert wildlands habitat in southeastern Arizona, about 25 miles north of Benson. It encompasses over 600 acres in the uplands of a major watershed of the San Pedro River and has been preserved for solo and small-group sojourns, or rural retreats for the past 25 years. The sojourn site is located in a sparsely populated rural community of people who care for this land and are focused on living in a symbiotic relationship with it and each other. The habitat is available to sojourners seeking solitude and a more intimate experience of the Sonoran Desert. It is for those of any faith, artists, writers, activists, students, conservationists, or contemplatives of any persuasion.
Deadline: July 7, 2023
Liverman Scholars work in a cross-disciplinary cohort of undergraduate students to grow their environmental communication and story-telling skills while creating communication pieces to be used by environmental community partners in southern Arizona. Liverman Scholars receive $500 per semester (awarded at the end of the semester).
Deadline: August 25, 2023
The Community Gardens of Tucson is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community gardens where people can grow food, work, learn together, and nurture well-being in their communities. The organization manages 17 community gardens throughout Tucson and provides horticulture education programs to people of all ages.
Deadline: August 25, 2023
Are you a junior or senior interested in being mentored by an experienced research professional? Do you want to learn how you can impact environmental policy or strengthen Indigenous governance? Do you want to get paid to learn and further your professional prospects after you graduate? If so, consider applying for the Udall Center's Mo's Policy Scholars Program. Participants during this 2.5 month mentorship program will earn a $1,000 stipend.