The application period is closed for 2017. Please click here for more information about our program.

The Diversity in Conservation Internship Program introduces promising students and recent graduates to careers in conservation, and connects conservation organizations to potential employees, seeking to engage individuals from underrepresented communities in conservation careers.

Interns are placed with host organizations for full-time, 10-week, paid internships that provide hands-on opportunities to gain the skills and experiences necessary for a successful career in conservation. Preference is given to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students.

Compensation

First-time undergraduate students participants will receive a $4200 stipend. First-time graduate students and recent graduates will receive a $4400 stipend. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to the program will receive a $4400 stipend. Each intern is also eligible for a $1200 housing stipend.

For the purpose of this program, a recent graduate has been out of school for less than two years.

If you have further questions, please contact Stephen Graddick at stephen@ctnc.org or (919) 828-4199 ext. 21.

About the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program (DCIP)

In 2008, Conservation Trust for North Carolina established an internship program for students of color, focusing our outreach to North Carolina’s 10 historically black colleges and universities. In 2009 and 2010, campus outreach expanded to include the entire University of North Carolina system. Since the program’s inception, we have supported 92 interns at 18 land trusts and 13 partner organizations across the state.

DCIP program partners include the United States Forest Service, Land Trust Alliance, and Wells Fargo. Through this program, CTNC and its partners introduce promising students and recent graduates to careers in conservation, and connect conservation organizations to potential employees. Interns are placed with host organizations for full-time, 10-week, paid internships that provide hands-on opportunities to gain the skills and experiences necessary for a successful career in conservation.

This program seeks to engage applicants from underrepresented communities in conservation careers. According to the recent Green 2.0 report from the University of Michigan, members of these groups are of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American background. Preference is given to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students.

Read more about CTNC’s Diversity in Conservation Internship Program.