Conservation Legacy Interpretive Services Intern - Forest Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Description

Join us. Do Work that Matters!

The Southwest Conservation Corps and the National Forest Service are seeking a 6-month paid professional intern to support the Wilderness, Wild & Scenic Rivers, and Cave Program for the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service in Albuquerque, NM. Professional interns will receive a bi-weekly stipend and site visit travel funds. Bi-lingual skills are sought for this position.


  • $520/week living allowance
  • Hands-on learning and job training experience
  • Non-competitive hiring status upon successful completion
  • Mentorship for career and professional development

Duties and Responsibilities:

The forest may speak to us all, but the Forest Service wants to better communicate with the public who use and enjoy the land. That’s where you come in. As an SCC intern with the Forest Service your primary work will be developing relevant and accurate content for Forest signs and other interpretive education materials.

Not only that, but you will have input in drafting strategies and educational products to grow partnerships, improving volunteerism, and enhancing outreach and education about congressionally designated wilderness areas.

Help bring Albuquerque together by conducting educational outreach events with a wide array of partners, non-profit organizations, schools, youth groups, and/or underserved communities. This intern will also be responsible for recruiting, organizing, and leading volunteer stewardship events with National Forests in Arizona and New Mexico.

This internship will give you the opportunity to get to know the staff and daily activities to support permanent staff in the Wilderness, Wild & Scenic Rivers, and Cave Program. Come see where you fit in!

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or demonstrated interest in conservation-related natural resource fields and/or professional experience or demonstrated interest in wilderness, river, cave, or other protected area stewardship or advocacy
  • Ability to quickly develop positive relationships with a wide array of organizations and individuals interested in public lands management
  • Strong writing, organization, and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Spanish Language oral and written proficiency; native speakers preferred.
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to pass relevant background check
  • Social Media, information systems, & database skills a plus
  • Interest in National Service


The Resource Assistant* will be responsible for finding their own housing in the Albuquerque metro area. Generally, there are many types of affordable housing available.*


  • College Graduate
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Driver's License

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.

Tracking Code: 864-984

Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular