Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

Let young people know about your organization’s volunteer positions or internships in environmental conservation and sustainability. By posting opportunities, you reach a wide, enthusiastic audience—and tap a wellspring of energy, creativity, and idealism.

University students from around the world can participate in this internship at the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn, Germany. Those pursuing studies related to law are invited to apply.

IUCN Mediterranean or IUCN Asia: Volunteer or Intern

IUCN seeks volunteers and interns from around the world to participate in its Asia and Mediterranean regional programs. Join project management, communications, or research teams in your field of interest and work alongside experts. Participants will gain practical experience in a non-profit international conservation organization.

The IUNC Asia opportunities are open to graduate or post-graduate students and professionals with a list of partner institutions provided.

A program of the Nature Conservancy, LEAF (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future) works to grow the next generation of conservation leaders by providing paid summer internships in nature for high school students that are part of the LEAF partner schools. It also helps educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources. For more information on LEAF, or to sponsor a student, please contact leaf@tnc.org.

For a wider range of volunteer opportunities across the U.S., visit the Nature Conservancy’s Volunteer page. An interactive map will lead you to state-by-state opportunities, events, and activities from an array of local organizations.

Each year, the Nature Conservancy’s GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) program offers over 30 paid internship positions during a 10-week summer period. These positions are available throughout the U.S. and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the real-world conservation work that contributes to the health and sustainability of our world. Interns are recruited from a variety of backgrounds and are offered professional training, networking opportunities, mentoring, and work experience. Positions for Summer 2017 will be posted in early October 2016. Also refer to the GLOBE information sheet for details.

Kupu works to address two paramount needs for Hawai`i: local job creation and sustainability. Through its Hawai`i Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC), Community U, Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment (RISE) Program, and E2U, Kupu provides job training including paid fellowships and internships, educational degree achievement, service learning, and life skills development opportunities to help youth and young adults succeed in life and encourage them to serve their communities. If you have any questions, please direct program-specific inquiries to acprograms@kupuhawaii.org and general inquiries to info@kupuhawaii.org.

CoalitionWILD is an international network—with over 7,000 members and supporters, and 30 movement-building ambassadors situated around the world—that galvanizes and connects young people to tackle our planet’s urgent conservation and sustainability challenges. To advance this work, CoalitionWILD seeks to fill two off-site internship positions—Global Outreach Intern and Social Media and Communications Intern—both offering college credit for young people 18 and older. Learn more about these opportunities here.

SCA works to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities. Specifically, it offers a range of programs throughout the U.S.—from single-day conservation service projects and weekend events to training workshops and internships—for youth ages 15-19 and young adults, who are passionate about the environment, who love being outdoors, and who want to find a way to turn their conservation interests into a career. Whether you want to devote a school year, a summer, or just a day, there are countless ways to help conserve environments. Search for a program in your area.