Environmental Intern

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
Job Description: 

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is currently seeking two to three interns for the summer. Intern will learn about the challenges and threats facing our waters and do real work to help protect them, and the ins and outs of working at a small non-profit organization. Intern will hone creative skills, gain environmental science fieldwork experience, and gain general office and fundraising experience.


Applicant must be responsible, creative, outgoing, hard-working, and self-motivated, with a biological or environmental science background and a passion for conservation in our region. Applicant is capable of tackling independent projects and seeing them through to completion, and is willing to do work in whatever areas need the most assistance. Physically, applicant is willing and able to trudge through mucky swamps on hot days and impenetrable thickets on cold ones. Additionally, applicant should be willing to use their personal computer and vehicle for work, and wear our Watershed Defender Kingfisher costume at events

The internship does not need to be completed for credit.


Intern will accompany conservationists on field visits, help to conduct baseline inventories on CWC preserve properties, pull invasive species, and help to create management plans for CWC preserves. Intern will also attend events and represent the CWC booth, and occasionally don the Watershed Defender costume. Intern will complete an intern project, as well as various and sundry administrative tasks (mailings, data entry, drafting letters, answering phones, running errands, etc.)

Hours per Week: 
15-20 hours/week
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To apply for this internship, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or use this contact form.