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Riparian Restoration Internship

Description: Internship will focus on riparian restoration throughout the Palouse region; however, the internship is based out of Colfax, WA. Time commitment depends on student’s desire for college credits. Preference will be given to students who can commit for longer than a 3-month time frame. May roll into a paid position.
Internship Duties:
• Work on all aspects of riparian restoration including but not limited to preparing, implementing, planting, monitoring, and maintaining project sites; operating and maintaining hand tools and small engine machinery; harvesting plant materials and installing woody structures in streams
• Must possess a positive work ethic
• Work in all seasons, despite weather conditions
• Willingness to participate as part of team
• Ability to adapt and think independently in changing conditions
• Other duties as assigned
• Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Ability to pass background check
• Physically able to work on steep slopes and rough terrain
• Physically able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Physically able to plant for extended periods
Why work for the Whitman Conservation District:
• Work with a team of natural resource professionals focused on local grassroots conservation efforts
• Non-regulatory boots on the ground work
• Work on a variety of conservation projects on private land
• Opportunities for professional development
• Gain valuable qualifications and job skills (e.g. proper use of tools, streambank bioengineering, native and invasive plant ID)
Upon hire, Interns must supply their own work boots and come dressed for the job.
Submit applications to, with subject line “Riparian Restoration Internship”. Include a letter of interest and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered.