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Salary- $2,000 monthly stipend

This paid internship position will work on a 5-person field crew alongside our VCC crew members under the supervision of the Thurston Conservation District (TCD) Habitat Restoration Crew Lead. The crew will work on meaningful habitat restoration projects in rural areas within Thurston County to serve their community by improving water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat, and preventing the spread of invasive weeds. The crew will work on public and private properties such as farms and conservation lands, to achieve individual, local and regional resource conservation and restoration goals in Thurston County. Field work activities will include planting native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams, controlling or removing invasive vegetation, implementing erosion control techniques, and participating in salmon recovery projects.

  • Work week is Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Pay is in the form of a $2,000 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses
  • Opportunity is April 11th, 2021 – October 31st, 2022
  • Interns accrue one paid day off per month
  • All safety equipment (gloves, hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, rain gear etc.) is provided
  • Regular training and educational opportunities provided

See the full position description here.

To Apply: Please submit your application electronically to and please include Habitat Field Crew Intern – YOUR NAME in the subject line. Please include the following in your application:

  1. Resume, including relevant work experiences and course experience
  2. Cover letter
  3. Two (2) professional/educational references (Letters of recommendation may be included)

Questions? Contact Kiana Sinner, or 360-972-0407