Conservation and Land Management Internship Program – Western US

Chicago Botanic Garden
Mostly states in the western U.S.
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2018! Apply online at Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 100-120 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with our federal (BLM, NPS, FWS, FS, USGS and others) and non-profit partners. Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. The majority of our internships have a heavy emphasis on botany. Interns assist in a wide variety of projects depending on the needs of their field office. Examples of projects include: collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes, performing surveys for threatened and endangered species and habitats, and collecting data on species reintroduction and habitat management experiments. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply! Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous. As a CLM intern, you will receive a stipend paid every two weeks totaling $13,500 over 5 months and will attend an all-expenses paid week-long training workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals and expand your resume. Applications are due January 15th but we encourage applicants to apply soon as we review applications on a rolling basis - the sooner your application is complete, the sooner we can review your files and consider you for available positions! For more information and to apply online, please visit:
To be eligible for a CLM Internship, each applicant must meet the following criteria: • Undergraduate or Advanced Degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Natural Resources Management, Botany, Wildlife Biology, or similar fields - You must receive your degree before starting an internship, however you can apply before your degree is complete! Spring semester 2017graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants with undergraduate AND graduate degrees are also encouraged to apply! • Have a current and valid United States drivers license • Be a United States citizen • Have enthusiasm, independence, strong work ethic • Have interest in land management and applied conservation practices If you were an intern or applied for an internship previously, you need to complete a new online application, which will require you to provide an updated cover letter and resume. Any letters of recommendation and transcripts received with your previous application are still on file and will be added to your new application. If you have acquired recent experience related to your application, please ask that a person familiar with your work submit an additional letter on your behalf as well. Each internship requires a unique set of skills in at least one of the following areas. Please note that most internships have a botany or botany & wildlife focus. Fewer wildlife positions are available. Primary: • Botany • Botany and Wildlife • Conservation • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • Range Management • Wildlife Secondary: • Archeology • Entomology • Forestry • Ornithology • Policy (i.e., U.S. Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act) • Recreation • Technical writing • Wetland ecology - See more at:
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Chris Woolridge
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