2020 Internship Announcement

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill an 8-week summer internship position at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

This opportunity is available through the Friends of NCTC.

Job Description

The intern will work both independently and under the supervision of experienced conservationists in diverse fields and activities such as restoring native forests, wildlife management, ecology, invasive plant species inventory & mapping, landscaping with native plants, office operations, improving hiking trails, tree nursery operations, and supervising volunteer projects. Most work will be in the outdoors in less than comfortable conditions, including heat & insects. At the completion of the internship, the selected intern is to write a report on the experience and provide suggestions for improvement.

Desired Qualifications

The applicant must be 18 years of age or older by start of the internship and should at least be completing sophomore year and be returning to college to complete a Bachelor's degree in an environment-related field. We will also consider recent graduates and post-graduate students.


There is no housing provided. While this internship should provide excellent experience for further education or employment, there is no expectation of employment at NCTC following this internship.


A stipend will be provided to assist the student with expenses. The total sum paid for successful completion of the internship will be $3,200, to be paid in increments every two weeks.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter by email to:

Phil Pannill
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Email: phil_pannill@fws.gov

Interested persons must apply by March 20, 2020.

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