Urban Lands Outreach and Education Intern

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is offering an exciting internship opportunity to gain skills and experience in the field of conservation and community outreach. The intern will gain familiarity with soil and water conservation programs, and have opportunities to network with partner organizations and agencies throughout the District.

Working closely with EMSWCD staff, the intern will help promote Urban Land’s program offerings through a variety of activities such as coordinating educational workshops, maintaining outreach supplies, gathering and tabulating data, tabling at community events, helping with special events, and reaching out to the community through email marketing, social media and surveys. Through this position, the intern will be a part of creating and tracking positive changes to urban landscapes while developing their own skills and gaining valuable work experience.

The ideal candidate has an interest in natural resource conservation, is computer proficient, has strong written and verbal communication skills, is willing to take initiative, and has a flexible and helpful personality.

Students enrolled in a community college or university program are strongly encouraged to apply.

Download a full description of the position in the link below:

Urban Lands Outreach and Education Intern – details and application instructions

How to apply:

Applicants must read the information below carefully for instructions on how to apply for this position. Application review will begin on Monday, July 31st, 2017. This position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this position:

  1. Applicants must send a cover letter, detailed resume and references by email to: jobs@emswcd.org.
  2. Please include “Outreach and Education Intern” in the subject line.
  3. Cover letter should be no more than two pages in length. Please describe your interest in the position and summarize how your related qualifications, experience, and/or training relate to this position.
  4. Resume must include:
    • Positions held, dates employed, employer names, duties performed
    • Relevant training and education
    • Relevant volunteer and/or academic experience

Note that prior to employment with the EMSWCD:

  • Verification of employment and education will be required.
  • Verification that the applicant is able to work within the United States will be required.
  • References will be contacted.

EMSWCD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.


The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisals, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. The EMSWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the EMSWCD Office at (503) 222-7645.