Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

April 19, 2017

Public service opportunity: Habitat Restoration and Land Management Internship

Position title: Habitat Restoration and Land Management Internship 

Name of organization: Nisqually Land Trust 


Position description: Founded in 1989, the Nisqually Land Trust acquires and manages critical lands to permanently benefit the water, wildlife and people of the Nisqually River Watershed. Today we protect and steward over 5,000 acres between the park and the wildlife refuge. Stewardship activities on these properties include monitoring, maintenance, and habitat restoration. The Nisqually Land Trust is seeking unpaid interns to assist with these activities.  

Interns will work with Land Trust staff on a wide range of land management tasks, including:
             Habitat restoration activities throughout the Nisqually watershed;
             Site monitoring and reporting;
             Installation of signs, fence, and gates;
             Habitat maintenance activities, including invasive species control.
Interns may also choose to identify or select an independent project related to the Land Trust’s habitat restoration and stewardship activities. 

Time commitment: A minimum of 8 hours a week; maximum of 40 hours a week. 

Skill requirements: This position seeks a university student enrolled in a natural sciences program or related field. Other requirements include the following:
             Intern should be available at least one full weekday each week.
             Service oriented attitude and constructive problem solving skills.
             Valid driver’s license, insurance and a reliable personal vehicle.
             Ability to maintain accurate records.
             Ability to work outside in inclement and/or hot weather.
             Ability to work safely near fast moving water.
             Must not have severe allergies to expected environmental factors. This includes sun, pollen, biting/stinging insects, or other chronic environmentally induced ailments.
             Ability to provide appropriate field gear for project. 

Start date: At least 6 weeks before target start date for internship 

End date: Flexible 

Location: Nisqually River Watershed 

How to apply: Send a resume, a list of three references and a cover letter (not to exceed one page, single spaced) describing the experience and skills you would bring to this position and how this internship would mutually benefit yourself and the Land Trust. Send your resume to the address below.
Nisqually Land Trust
1420 Marvin Rd. NE; Ste. C PMB 243 Lacey, WA 98516-3878
Attn: Stewardship Director
Questions regarding this announcement should be addressed to Charly Kearns, Land Steward, at; include Stewardship Internship in the subject line. 

Supervisor contact info: Charly Kearns,, 360.489.3400