Habitat Restoration Field Crew Internship

Thurston Conservation District

Tumwater, Washington

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $2400.00 Monthly Stipend
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Thurston Conservation District seeks a dynamic, creative, and critical thinker with interest in implementing habitat restoration projects, and working with diverse communities, to join our collaborative team in a fast-paced, handson and rewarding work environment. 


This internship position will work on a 5-person field crew alongside our VCC crew members under the supervision of  the Thurston Conservation District (TCD) Habitat Restoration Crew Lead. The crew will work on meaningful habitat restoration projects in rural areas within Thurston County to serve their community by improving water quality,  enhancing wildlife habitat, and preventing the spread of invasive weeds. The crew will work on public and private  properties such as farms and conservation lands, to achieve individual, local and regional resource conservation and  restoration goals in Thurston County. Fieldwork activities will include planting native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams, controlling or removing invasive vegetation, implementing erosion control techniques, and participating in salmon recovery projects.

  • Work week is Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Pay is in the form of a $2,400 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses 
  • Opportunity is now – October 2024 (with the opportunity to extend) 
  • Interns accrue one paid day off per month 
  • All safety equipment (gloves, hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, rain gear etc.) is provided 


  • Must have dependable transportation to and from the Thurston Conservation District office 
  • Must be able to work Monday-Thursday, 7am-5:30pm 
  • Must be able to work outdoors, in all terrains and weather conditions 
  • Must be able to take direction and work cohesively with a team 
  • Must be willing and able to learn new skills 
  • Comfortable working with chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers 
  • Must be able to communicate and work with a wide diversity of people 

See full position description here.


Please submit your application electronically to job-applications@thurstoncd.com  and please include Habitat Field Crew Intern – YOUR NAME in the subject line. Please include the following in your application: 

1. Resume, including relevant work experiences and course experience 
2. Cover letter 
3. Two (2) professional/educational references (Letters of recommendation may be included)

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

Category Botany , Restoration