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Opportunities for Students

Student Conservation Association

Do you like to work outdoors? Explore new places and meet new challenges? Then you might want to become an intern with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) working on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau of Land Management has teamed up with SCA to offer exciting opportunities in a number of fields. As an SCA intern, you might be part of a team teaching homeowners how to protect their communities from wildland fire. You might use GPS units to inventory weeds, engage in weed removal projects, or conduct community weed education programs. If you're studying wildlife biology, you might help BLM conduct salmon counts and collect genetic samples in Alaskan streams. You don't have to be an expert – we'll train you!

Once you're in college, you are eligible to apply for an SCA position putting your outdoor knowledge, skills, and interests to work. Internships can be as long as a year or as short as three months. You will be provided housing and a small stipend...and an experience of a lifetime! 


Student Conservation Association

Chicago Botanic Garden’s

Conservation and Land Management Internship Program


Would you like to put your education to use assisting with important conservation projects? Do you like to experience new landscapes, habitats, and species diversity? The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program may be just the opportunity for you!


Each year, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places approximately 100 biologists and graduates in five-month paid internships to assist Bureau of Land Management (BLM) biologists. Internships are primarily located in one of the 13 western states and involve work in botany or wildlife-related fields, or combinations that may include monitoring or assessing threatened and endangered species and habitats.


Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous! As a CLM intern, you will receive a stipend of $11,000 and will attend an all expenses-paid week long training workshop. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to expand your resume, to make connections in various government and non-profit organizations, to learn what it’s like to work at a federal agency, and to explore your career goals.


Please visit to get more information and to apply online!