Sustainability Internship Opportunities

Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment Summer Employment/Internship

Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking a
qualified individual to work with our Environmental Protection Team. This is an exciting
position that will give the candidate great environmental protection experience and learning
opportunities. The position will work primarily on an important records inventory and
groundwater risk assessment project. The position will also provide support and have
opportunities to work in other environmental programs. The work schedule will be 40 hours
per week Monday- Friday, with occasional weekend and evening work.

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AmeriCorps Iowa Trails Corps Crew Members and Leaders

AmeriCorps Iowa Trails Corps Crew Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) participate in on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice enhancing, restoring and improving Iowa’s regional destination trails. This position involves physically challenging, team-oriented AmeriCorps service. The goals of this program are to conduct ecological restoration on Iowa’s multi-use recreation trails, increase community outreach, strengthen trail partnerships and improve trail natural resource health along the corridor. Service is performed exclusively outdoors and may involve camping for several days at a time. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects in partnership with public land management agencies such as Blackhawk, Clayton, Story and Webster County Conservation Boards, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and the City of Bondurant.

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Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Internship Program

The mission of the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals through horticulture. We seek to enrich life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of the natural world, the joy of gardening, knowledge of plants and the diversity of our world.

The intern will work directly with the Executive Director to explore the daily duties and activities of a public garden setting. The position requires physical labor, exposure to heat and humidity, and exposure to dirt and dust. General horticulture duties will include planting, watering, weeding, and pruning. The Intern will also interact daily with Arboretum volunteers and the general public. Other duties may include garden mapping, giving tours, plant identification, and special projects.


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Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) Coach Internship

This is a position for an energetic person who enjoys working with children and adults in the outdoors. An ideal candidate has had coursework in natural resources, education, or social work and is eager to introduce people to their local fishing opportunities.  FIN opens the door for young anglers to learn a lifetime sport and provide a healthy outlet at a critical point in their lives. Coupled with the Fishing for Dinner initiative, it also introduces families and young adults to an inexpensive activity that connects them with nature, each other, and a healthy, sustainable source of food.

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National Trout Center Summer Internship

Overview of position: Up to 2 internships in 2018: Mid-May – Labor Day
Internship Location: National Trout Center (NTC), 120 St. Anthony St. South, Preston, MN 55965
Hours: Interns will be expected to work at least 3 days per week, some of which will occur during times that the Center is open to the public (Thursday-- Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sundays, Noon-4PM through Labor Day).
Stipend: $1500 per internship.

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Water Resources Intern (2 positions available)

The Water Resources Intern will monitor the District’s conservation easements; support the District’s education and outreach efforts to the public; complete water quality monitoring and project maintenance activities; and assist with erosion and sediment control site inspections.

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