COSA 2024 Conservation Internship

Hello COSA!

Would you please share this job opportunity with your email list if you think it’s a good fit? I’ve attached links, the full job descriptions, and a flyer for you to review. Thanks in advance!


Passionate about conservation? Interested in working outside with the United States Forest Service? Take the next step with the Conservation Internship Program from Walking Mountains Science Center! 🌿

Conservation Internship Highlights:

  • Work alongside field scientists and career professionals from the White River National Forest and Walking Mountains on a daily basis.

  • Develop skills in field biology survey techniques, natural resource conservation, trails and land management, and interpretation/education while exploring a variety of careers and opportunities within the natural resource field.

  • Depending on your skills, career goals, and educational experience, interns will be placed in one of the following positions: Aquatics and Fisheries, Wildlife Management, Timber Crew, Trails and Wilderness, or Dispersed Recreation Crew.


  • Age 18-25 with a desire to pursue further education in the natural resource field or an environmentally related career

  • Be able to work outside and keep a positive attitude in all types of weather

  • Able to hike and carry equipment up to 50 lbs for 5-20 miles

  • Professional and accountable individual who takes ownership and pride in their work, curious and self-motivated, willing to learn, and open to giving and receiving feedback

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $350 weekly stipend with housing

  • $500 weekly stipend without housing (For local Eagle County residents)

    • Gear Stipends and Field Perdiem Rates

    • Possible College Credit with Colorado Mountain College (up to 6 credits)

    • Professional Development and Career Exploration Opportunities

How to Apply:

If you are excited about the prospect of joining our team and making a difference in the White River National Forest, please click on this page to apply! Deadline: March 1st, 2024

Thank you for considering Walking Mountains as a stepping stone for your career in conservation. Please see the attached job description and flyer for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Natalie Neuwirth at natalien.

Apply today and be a part of the next cohort of Conservation Interns!


Conservation Internship Job Description 2024.pdf