Job Description:

The Howard County Conservancy is a non-profit environmental education center located in Woodstock, MD.  We reach more than 24,000 children each year through our nature field trip programs, Summer Camps, and more. 


Conservation Interns gain experience in evaluating habitats for native species, planting and maintaining native gardens, and evaluating conservation easements.  Interns will work with the Land Manager and Grounds and Gardens committees to plan, prepare and implement projects with groups of volunteers.  Training is provided.  Weekly check-ins on personal educational growth will help the intern personalize the internship.  College Credit may be received for this internship.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conservation Interns will learn more about native species and habitats through hands-on work.
  • Hone presentation skills through work with groups of volunteers and campers.
  • Develop planning skills for work and time management.
  • Assess program participation and success through statistical monitoring.
  • Practice business writing skills by creating press release documents or social media posts.


Preferred Experience:

  • At least one year of college completed.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, dependability and leadership abilities.
  • Must provide own transportation.


Time Commitment:

Intern work dates:  Internships are held throughout the year and begin seasonally or by semester.  Dates flexible.  Average internships last 10 weeks. 

Intern hours: variable; minimum 10 hours per week between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday-Friday.  Internships available for up to 15 credit hours, 40 hours per week.


To apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter via e-mail to Tabby Fique at