Individual Placement internships


Environment for the Americas has established numerous partnerships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations to create recurring and special project positions that engage diverse early career professionals in nature-based educational programs, public outreach, and conservation studies.

Qualification requirements:
  • Under Direct Hire Authority and Public Land Corps requirements, as provided by the Office of Personnel Management, you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. legal resident to be eligible for any position.
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • If you are a veteran, you may apply up to age 35.
  • Related educational background and interests preferred.


Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Internship Program


Five-month internship in coastal Oregon engaging diverse participants in marine ecology environmental education programs, seabird monitoring, and outreach to underrepresented audiences.

Siuslaw National Forest Internship Program


Five-month internship in coastal Oregon engaging diverse participants in conservation-focused interpretive programs including wildlife, plants, and marine habitats and fieldwork supporting threatened species (e.g. Marbled murrelets, Snowy plovers, Monarch butterflies, and more). 

Meet the 2024 Interns

Hannah is Puerto Rican native and Texas raised. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a dual degree in Environmental Science and Spanish, as well as, a minor in Geography. She has a passion for community engagement and engages in making the outdoors more equitable and accessible. In the future, she hopes to continue a career in environmental education and expand her skills in GIS and remote sensing.

Hannah Motta

Education & Outreach Intern

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, BLM

Mayra recently graduated from Texas University with a major in Recreation Administration. She is inspired by nature and hopes to become a park ranger and further develop her skills as an interpreter. Her artistic side and past experience working with kids make her a great fit for the conservation education program at Siuslaw National Forest.

Mayra De La Fuente

Conservation Education Intern

Siuslaw National Forest, USFS

Carla graduated with her degree in Biology with an emphasis in Natural Science from Utah Tech University. Carla has a strong personal motto to give back to what has given to her and Zion has always been a place where she felt at peace.

Carla Navarrete

Community Outreach Intern

Zion National Park, NPS

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