The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a leading environmental organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since its inception in 1951, the TNC has protected more than 20 million acres of land and has helped thousands of people around the world.
SCA has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to provide students with a summer internship experience in conservation. If you are interested in starting a career in the environmental field and wish to gain hands-on experience in conservation science, then this might be the program for you.
Each year, the Nature Conservancy hires under-graduates, graduates, or recent graduates to fill over 30 paid positions during a 10-week summer internship. These positions are available throughout the country and provide a unique opportunity to have an in-depth look at how conservation is carried out on a global level.
GLOBE offers both field and oﬃce-based positions in areas including marketing, law, policy, environmental studies, philanthropy, and government relations.
The purpose of the GLOBE program is to contribute to the diversity, size, and effectiveness of the global conservation workforce as a whole and within The Nature Conservancy. SCA’s mission to empower the next generation of conservations leaders is helping place the right candidates in these GLOBE program positions.
The Nature Conservancy’s GLOBE Program candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following:
- Contribution to The Nature Conservancy’s diversity. The applicant has circumstances, experiences, skills or talents that would benefit others and would enhance the diversity of the organization.
- Commitment to diversity. The applicant has shown and can demonstrate a deep and active commitment to the issues of conservation and human diversity.
- are between 18-25 at the start of the summer internship
- possess an exceptional academic aptitude and record
- demonstrate a commitment to, or strong interest in, the conservation of the natural world
- are available for 10 weeks in summer (May-August)
- demonstrate commitment to diversity
- can explain how their inclusion in the program would contribute to the diversity of the conservation movement as a whole
- previous experience with The Nature Conservancy, conservation, or outdoors is not required
- demonstrate ﬂexibility and willingness to try new things
- jobs do not require a personal vehicle but over 50% of jobs do require a driver’s license
- will provide a cover letter, three references and attach a resume to their application
- Complete a “conservation internship and corps” application here. Be thorough and include relevant details about classes, jobs, and practical experiences. Professional references are required and resume strongly encouraged.
- Email [email protected] with questions.
- Application fees are waived for this program – email [email protected] for fee waiver.
Summer internships are located at The Nature Conservancy locations throughout the US.
Network of fellow interns and TNC staff
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
- Communications: some coursework or experience
- Customer Service: some experience
official site: https://www.thesca.org/