EFTA provides internship opportunities to diverse undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Visit our programs to learn more and apply.

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Work side-by-side with National Park Service professionals to preserve our heritage.


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Work with scientists in some of America’s most spectacular places to study geology, biology, climate change, and more



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Be part of hemispheric efforts to conserve birds through research and community-based education. This program has a focus on shorebirds and bird-focused education and offers intensive, hands-on positions that introduce participants to survey methods, data collection, education, and much more.

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EFTA recruits enthusiastic youth to work throughout the United States on conservation and community education projects. Check our latest opportunities to apply.

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Celebra las aves: Chugach National Forest

Internship work will focus on migratory/nesting bird projects, citizen science and public outreach; however, you will be provided with opportunities to experience other wildlife conservation jobs during the internship. You will assist in a variety of shorebird surveys as well as participate in other wildlife-related fieldwork. The intern will create and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations, work onsite with educators as part of our environmental education and interpretative programs, develop and implement an outreach program into the local Spanish-speaking communities and visitors and help with the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival.

The duration of the internship is 6 months (March – August). Interns will be provided with lodging for the duration of the internship and compensated with a monthly stipend. Interns will also participate in a weeklong training in San Diego (all expenses included) before the start of their internship. To apply for this position click here.

Celebra las aves: Earth Conservation corps, wa d.c


The intern with the Earth Conservations Corps (ECC) will act as the coordinator of the ECC’s outreach and in-house programs.


  • Anacostia Raptor Watch.
  • Duck Stamp Contest coordinator to promote students in DC Public Schools to submit duck artwork for the contest.
  • Conduct water quality monitoring.
  • Work with the DC Department of Energy; Environment’s Green Zone Environmental Program participant’s to assist and teach them about environmental careers and issues while also participating in community efforts such as wetland restoration, tree plantings, and river and park clean ups.
  • Organizing the International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) event- DC Bird Fest • Social media management.
  • Potential for boating and fishing lessons
  • Habitat restoration projects
  • General office duties

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Bureau of land management Direct hiring authority resource assistant internship (DHA-RA)

The DHA-RA is a unique internship opportunity aiming to build a pathway to employment in the Department of Interior (DOI). DHA-RA interns will apply cultural and natural resource expertise to NPS management and build a network with federal employees throughout the internship. These rigorous internships require specialized knowledge and typically are available to upper level undergraduate students, graduate students or recent graduates. DHA-RA interns will receive a weekly stipend of $500, park-provided housing or a housing allowance, and paid travel expenses. DHA-RA interns who successfully complete the internship requirements become eligible to be non-competitively hired by the DOI for two years from the date of their degree. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position. These positions are coordinated by Environment for the Americas for the Bureau of Land Management. Its aim is to train underserved youth in cultural and natural resource management while raising awareness and utilization of public lands.

Internship Benefits:

  • $500 weekly stipend for eleven weeks
  • Housing cost stipend
  • Travel costs to site covered (intern responsible for daily commuting costs)
  • All-expenses-paid post-internship workshop in Colorado

Applications must be received by February 28, 2017. Internships will begin in May or June 2017 and conclude August 2017 after a required post-internship career workshop. 

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