District Internship

Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a summer intern who is knowledgeable and motivated. We are looking for a rising junior or senior pursuing a major in natural resource management, science education, environmental science or related field. The goal of this internship is to complement the intern’s education, help them develop a sense of professionalism and provide them real-world experience that they can use as they start their career. The intern will learn about all aspects of the District’s work including education and outreach, technical work, farmland preservation and office administration. Preference will be given to applicants who are committed to serving as a counselor for the District’s weeklong Youth Environmental Stewardship Camp. This camp is for middle school students and is held the week of July 25, 2022 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day). In addition, the intern will choose additional projects from the District’s ongoing work that align with their professional interests. Required skills included: initiative, communication skills such as public speaking and writing, knowledge of natural sciences and conservation, ability to work independently as well as with a team, and adaptability.

The internship will be located at the District's office in Waynesville, North Carolina. Housing and transportation will not be provided. The intern will complete a minimum of 150 hours and a maximum of 300 hours. The intern will work with the intern supervisor to build their schedule. Work hours must take place during office hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Upon completion, the intern will receive a stipend of $500, with an opportunity to earn an additional stipend depending on projects completed. An application for the internship can be found here. In addition to submitting an application, applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the District’s Education Coordinator, Dana Miller, at dana.miller@haywoodcountync.gov. Applications, resumes and cover letters are due by April 22, 2022. Applicants will be notified if they have been chosen for an interview soon after all applications are reviewed. If chosen for the position, a background check will be completed. Any questions can be addressed to the District's Education Coordinator.

Application can be found here: https://forms.gle/Cz4PLzmWFdCeMVHZA