Graduate and undergraduate student interns participate in cutting-edge research and land management practices, and play an instrumental role in forwarding the Conservancy’s mission. Our interns work on field research including monitoring and trapping wildlife, collecting and processing soil and water samples, monitoring our wildlife cameras around The Preserve, analyzing data and using the latest technologies. Internships at the Conservancy are unpaid, however, we work with students to take advantage of programs within their schools when possible.
California State University Monterey Bay Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center (CSUMB UROC):
The Conservancy has had 4 students and a total of 7 semesters of internships funded by the UROC program at CSUMB. This program provides funding for 2-3 semesters while the students assist with research at the Conservancy. Students can be part time when classes are in session or full time in the summer (mid-May to mid-August). Additionally, the Conservancy has had several non-UROC CSUMB students intern with as well.
- Bill Lane Center for the American West: The Conservancy has partnered with the Bill Lane Center for the last three years to support a summer student at the Conservancy. This full time position runs from mid-June to the end of August.
- Volpert Scholars Program: The Conservancy has partnered with the Earth Systems Department to fund a second summer student at the Conservancy this year, 2018. This fulltime position runs from mid-June to early September.
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Internships for graduate students from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey provide opportunities for students to take their classwork to the field. Interns support the Conservancy’s communications, policy, science, and GIS projects. Read more about current internship opportunities here.