Internship Announcement

We are seeking an individual to fill a ten week, 40 hours per week, internship position at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  This position is supported and funded by the Friends of NCTC.

Job Description

The intern will work both independently and under the supervision of experienced conservationists to carry out work restoring native forests, landscaping with native plants, improving hiking trails, and supervising volunteer projects. The intern will have an opportunity to carry out a project related to his or her studies. Most work will be in the outdoors in sometimes uncomfortable conditions.  

At the completion of the internship the applicant is to write an evaluation of the position with suggestions to improve future internship positions. 

Desired qualifications

The applicant should at least have completed sophomore year and be returning to college to complete a Bachelor’s degree in an environmentally related field.  Recent graduates and Master’s degree students may also apply. 


There is no housing provided for this internship.  The successful applicant will need to commute to NCTC or seek local housing.  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 to:

Phil Pannill
NCTC, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV  25443

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