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.

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 2019 will be posted in early October 2018. Contact the Nature Conservancy for more information.

The Nature Conservancy works to take on the biggest challenges facing the world. Using a collaborative, science-based approach, the Nature Conservancy hopes to change the world and encourage people to conserve nature for both its own sake and the benefits it gives to humanity. Get involved by taking part in a wide range of volunteer opportunities, with activities taking place around the world.

Kupu works to address two paramount needs for Hawai`i: local job creation and sustainability. Through its Hawai`i Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC), Summer Program, Sustainability ChallengeRewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment (RISE) Program, and programs for individuals, 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 contact info@kupuhawaii.org.

The Montana Conservation Corps‘ mission is to “inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.” To that end they offer a Conservation Intern Program that provides opportunities for college students and recent graduates to work in a conservation-related field. Interns serve at locations throughout Montana and neighboring states. While positions for 2018 are closed, applications for 2019 will be available soon. Contact mandy@mtcorps.org with questions. You do not need to be a Montana resident to apply!

The Student Conservation Association (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.

The WWF offers a variety of internship positions around the world for individuals with a passion for nature, wildlife, and the planet. Opportunities are located in several countries and promise to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so check out the current openings and apply today.