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Land Conservation Intern

The Nature Conservancy

Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Bristol, FL

Job Description:

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.


Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


What We Can Achieve Together:

The Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines (ABRP) Land Conservation Intern performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, and management. The Intern maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. The Intern removes non-native invasive species and conducts species monitoring. The Intern assists in prescribed burns and maintains related fleet, tools, and equipment. The Intern maintains preserve records using a computer and mobile devices. The Intern will participate in public outreach and education opportunities. Interns will develop a project to be completed by the end of the internship program period, reviewed by supervisors, and presented to Florida staff during a Chapter-wide call. The Intern may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section. Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


We’re Looking for You:

Are you looking for an internship to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!


The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills, the ability to maintain positive morale under adverse working conditions, and the ability to get along in a group setting. This is an exciting internship opportunity for someone who enjoys working outdoors and learning about land conservation work.


This full-time, temporary intern position has a tentative start date of October 1, 2024, and will end June 1, 2025. This position is an internship for an individual whose work is directly related to a current or recently completed accredited educational program. It excludes adults not affiliated with an accredited education program. Co-ed housing and basic utilities, except for telephone/internet, will be provided in a Nature Conservancy residence at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Bristol, FL.



The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $13.50-$14.50 per hour. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


What You’ll Bring:

• High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience

• Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).

• Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).



• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

• Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Current National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Fire Fighter Type 2 (NWCG FFT2) qualifications

• Current First Aid/CPR certification.

• Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.

• PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.



The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $13.50-$14.50 per hour.


What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on


We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

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