Organization and Overall Program Description: The Audubon Naturalist Society is the oldest independent environmental organization in the Washington, DC region. A pioneer in linking conservation activities with environmental education, ANS seeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it. We inspire residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.
ANS’ Conservation Program:

• Analyzes and advocates for better environmental policies and land-use decisions in DC and its surrounding MD & VA jurisdictions, with a focus on human health & access to nature; biodiversity & habitats; climate crisis; and sustainable land use.

• Works with community groups and grassroots organizations to provide advocacy and stewardship training to families, youth, and adults

• Hosts outreach events teaching about stream health through the lens of our innovative “Creek Critters” smartphone app • Runs a community-science water monitoring program that for 25 years has been studying the health of streams around the region

• Helps plan for stewardship and conservation of our flagship, 40-acre Woodend sanctuary

Intern Position Description: ANS’ Conservation Program seeks an intern to help with conducting research, analysis, and outreach for our water quality monitoring program. This position is particularly well suited for a graduate student in environmental science, biology, or a related field.

Hours per week: Part-time, average 20-25 hrs/week, self-scheduled except as noted. Includes occasional weekend or evening outreach events; MUST be available on Wednesday mornings May-Sep., approximately 8:30 am – 1 pm.

Duration of internship: April/May 2021 – Fall/Winter 2021 (24-28 weeks), plus attending one virtual and one in-person training in April (paid). End date is flexible and may align with the end of a fall semester, although hours will likely be reduced after September.

Intern Supervisor: Eliza Cava, Director of Conservation,

Salary and Benefits: This internship is paid at $15-16.50/hr, depending on qualifications & experience. Benefits include:

• Free ANS membership for one year
• 20% discount for ANS adult programs.
• If space is available, free participation in ANS adult programs.
• 20% discount at Sanctuary Shop.
• Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
• Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

Please send resume and cover letter to Eliza Cava at