The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. How do we achieve this mission? Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries. With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations. By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values. That’s how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951.

Current Opportunities for The Nature Conservancy

Anna Beal Summer Internship

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 03, 2018
Description: The Anna Beal Intern will receive a $4,165 educational scholarship, paid by the Anna Beal Trust of Waterloo, to an Iowa school after completing 11 weeks of stewardship work throughout the state primarily on The Nature Conservancy preserves and public agency properties. This position is an opportunity for Iowa students from any educational background, to learn about Iowa’s natural landscapes. Interns will develop basic skills for preserve management tasks through hands-on experience in a wide range of ecosystems. The work entails daily outdoor physical labor for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.

The Conservancy will provide food and lodging in rustic conditions (camping or bunk houses) during the work week. Interns should provide their own sleeping bag and tent. Pre- and post-weekend travel to work sites is the responsibility of the intern, and therefore the provision of personal transportation, while not required, is encouraged.

Hubbard Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Description: POSITION SUMMARY The Hubbard Fellowship is designed for recent college graduates, and bridges the gap between school and career by providing comprehensive experience working for a conservation organization. The Hubbard Fellow will participate in a wide range of conservation activities, including prairie restoration, invasive species control, prescribed fire, fence building and repair, data collection and entry, conservation planning, grant writing, leading tours, giving presentations to various groups, budget creation, and more. The Fellow will also travel to multiple Conservancy sites, attend conservation-related meetings and conferences, and shadow Conservancy and partner staff in various capacities. In addition, the Fellow will plan and conduct an independent project catered to the Fellow’s individual interests and career objectives. The Fellow will need to work closely with Conservancy staff, cooperating scientists, volunteers, and graduate students. This twelve month (full-time) position will require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions. The Hubbard Fellow is supervised by the Program Director, and may oversee the activities of short-term staff and volunteers. This position is located at the Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, in a rural part of central Nebraska at Wood River, NE, and will run from June 2015 through May 2016. Housing is provided on a Conservancy Preserve. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 42660, submit resume, one letter of recommendation and cover letter as one document.Cover letter should be no more than 800 words, and should express why you're interested in the Fellowship, your qualifications, and how the Fellowship would help with your future career. When applying for this position, please specify the degree-level that you will possess by June 2015. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 9, 2015. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. Any questions related to this specific position may be directed to chelzer@tnc.org. Applicants should refer to http://prairieecologist.com/hubbard-fellowship/ for more information on the program.”

Contact Information

The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
www.nature.org/