Fall Coastal Environmental and Non-profit Internship

Bald Head Island Conservancy Bald Head Island, North Carolina
Deadline 07/23/2018
Job Type Internship

The BHI Conservancy is seeking three recent graduates with envrionmental education and conservation fieldwork experience to join our team dedicated to conservation, education and preservation of barrier islands. These are 4-month positions starting in August 2018. While the majority of the fall will be spent assisting with educational programs and conservation monitoring fieldwork; this position will include other responsibilities of working at a non-profit organiation.  

 Position Responsibilities 

  • Lead a variety of environmental education programs for the public. For a description of each program, please visit https://www.bhic.org/education/;
  • Conduct conservation-monitoring programs and respond to wildlife emergency calls. For a description of each program, please visit https://www.bhic.org/conservation/;
  • Support the BHI Conservancy’s sea turtle protection program. For a description of the program, please visit https://www.bhic.org/sea-turtle-protection-program/;
  • Assist with the execution of BHIC’s Barrier Island Botanists, public school field trips for Brunswick County’s sixth-graders. For more information please visit: https://www.bhic.org/blog/215460/duke-energy-funded-education-program-kicks-off/;
  • Assist with animal husbandry and the care and maintenance of animal enclosures and exhibits (terrestrial, freshwater, & saltwater), and classroom space;
  • Assist with non-profit related duties such as assisting in the Turtle Central Gift Shop, Information Center, facilities maintenance, and the BHI Conservancy Office;
  • Promote and practice stewardship of the Conservancy’s facilities, properties, and research equipment;
  • Assist with special events activities including Turtle Trot 5k events, lectures, and hosting visiting overnight groups of all ages (ex: Students, Researchers and Scouts).


  • Recent graduate from any accredited college or university, with majors in biology, marine biology, environmental science, education, or a related course of study.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills. Good public speaking skills; comfortable speaking to diverse groups of people.
  • Computer proficiency with knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work within a team environment.
  • Ability to work in physically challenging environment including long periods exposed in extreme temperatures and field conditions while keeping an upbeat personality.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • CLEAN Background check is required before selection.


The term of the fall intern is for a period of four months; starting from the week of August 5th and ending December 14th 2018. Start date flexible.


BHI Conservancy Fall Interns will receive a stipend of $600 per month; this amount is pre-tax and will be prorated if departure is before December 14th. In addition to the stipend, shared living quarters in the BHI Conservancy dorm are provided, as well as utilities including wireless internet, parking for a vehicle at the Deep Point Marina, a weekly ferry ticket for trips between the island and the mainland, valued at $560 a month.


Email 1. Cover Letter, 2. Resume & 3. List of 3 References as 1 PDF to intern@bhic.org


Applications received prior to July 23rd will be preferred.


Direct questions to Amy Eldredge, Director of Education at intern@bhic.org or 910-338-0911

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.