2019 Internships Job Announcement

2019 Field Conservationist Intern and GIS & Field Conservationist Intern Positions

Applications must be submitted by the application deadline, 5:00 pm, January 28, 2019.

The 2019 Field Conservationist Intern positions have closed. We are no longer accepting applications. Please check back next year for other internship opportunities. We hire seasonal interns each year!

Position Summary

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (“District”) is hiring two adult (18+ years old) temporary, at will, non-exempt, part-time Conservationist Interns for spring through fall of 2019. Ideally, both interns will start in early April and work through September, with the possibility of extension into October. These six-month internships are designed to provide experience and learning opportunities in the areas of field monitoring, invasive species management, habitat restoration, water quality data collection, stormwater management, forest stewardship, agricultural best management practices on private land, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. The District is committed to racial diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization; therefore, interns will be provided with equity training and are welcome to participate in the District’s diversity, equity and inclusion work.

One position, the Field Conservationist Intern will not require GIS experience. The other position, the GIS & Field Conservationist Intern will require GIS experience as part of the minimum qualifications. Interested applicants may apply for one or both positions. In the interest of providing this opportunity to as many people as possible, past interns will not be eligible for re-hire for the internship position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Passion for the District’s mission to conserve and protect soil and water resources for people, wildlife, and the environment.
  • Motivation to help with conservation projects on private farm, forest, and urban lands working closely with other District staff as well as working independently on specific projects.
  • An enthusiasm to interact with historically underrepresented communities and individuals in a welcoming and respectful way.

Download the full job announcement.

How to apply

Applicants will be required to fill out a brief eligibility checklist, and will then be prompted to upload a cover letter (maximum length of ONE page) and resume (maximum length of TWO pages). In the cover letter and resume, applicants will describe how education, experience, talents and interests qualify them as a good candidate for the position(s). Address the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications and Desired Experience, Abilities and Attributes for optimal consideration for an interview.

Applicants are eligible for Veteran’s Preference when applying with West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. For more information on required materials to submit, please see our Veteran’s Preference Policy.

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District does not discriminate based on any class or identity including age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. The District is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. The District makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and special needs so as to provide access to district events, materials and services.

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to racial diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization: in those we serve, in our workforce composition, through the contractors we hire, and in those that benefit from our work. We welcome and encourage applications from people of color.