New Internship Postings


We need to have your application as soon as possible, so we can arrange the best internship for you!

Even if you are not sure about an Internship, Apply Now! (It takes only a few minutes), and we can talk about it. Please read all Internship Materials on the website (Intern Grade Memo & Frequently Asked Questions) and if you have any questions, contact Dr. Snider.

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North Carolina State Job Board

NOTE: If the notice requires that you apply for the job directly, you will also need to submit an Internship Application to Dr. Snider, EVS Dept., in order to receive credit for the internship.

The internship postings below are specifically for opportunities in or around Wilmington, NC
If you have any questions or would like more information on these opportunities apply now.

To see new internship postings for out of town/state, click here: Out of Town/State Postings

For Practicum Credit, submit the EVS Practicum Application. Read the FAQ's, Grade Memo, then print out the application and turn it in to the EVS Office, TL 2116.

NC Coastal Federation

North Carolina Coastal Federation seeks an intern to assist with all aspects of the federation's work, including coastal issue advocacy, restoration and education. NCCF interns may work on any or all of the following areas of work: 1) Oyster reef bagging, reef restoration, reef monitoring; 2) Marsh planting projects; 3) Stewardship activities at Morris Landing Clean Water Reserve; 4) In-school educational programs related to NCCF's wetlands nursery, rain garden and oyster education programs; 5) Construction/maintenance of stormwater BMPs throughout SE region; 6) Living shoreline projects; 7) Research related to various advocacy issues, including Titan, beach management, water quality issues.

In addition to program work, NCCF interns are asked to assist with various routine tasks, including boat and vehicle maintenance, and office work.

Students' hours are flexible, but students are encouraged to dedicate approximately 12 hours/week during Fall/Spring semesters.

To apply and to apply for credit, complete the EVS practicum application online at:

Bald Head Island Conservancy Intern Program

For more information on positions available and how to apply click here.

For credit and for more information about other practicum opportunites, check the EVS website:

North Carolina Coastal Reserve & Estuarine Research Reservse

NC NERR is interested in one or two practicum students per semester, especially people with boat skills. New practicum students would be general stewardship assistants, dealing with documentation of visitor use, invasive species, marine debris and monitoring species of concern. Folks who have Fridays available for field work preferred.


To Apply Visit the Practicum Pages:

Read the FAQ's and Grade Memo, then Complete the Application as a Word.doc and Turn it in to the EVS Office ASAP.

Audubon North Carolina Practicum Opportunities

Continuous Recruitment - offers internship opportunities for college students with majors in biology, resource conservation, field ecology, education, communication, social marketing and development. Internships provide real experience in science and research that goes into wildlife and habitat conservation, protection and management. Education program opportunities include experience with leading guided field hikes for diverse audiences, social media production and other outreach education strategies designed to connect people to wildife conservation.

The mission of the society is to help conserve and restore the NC habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds. Audubon NC achieves its mission through a blend of science-based research and conservation, education and outreach, and advocacy.

Education Director, Audubon North Carolina

To Apply, Visit the Practicum Pages:

Read the FAQ's and Grade Memo, then Complete the Application as a Word.doc and Turn it in to the EVS Office ASAP.

NC Division of Water Quality

Has an opening for students (grad or undergrad) interested in the regulatory process. Students must be highly motivated, have 3.0 GPA or better, field methods skills and at least two full days free (for field work). The experience will include permitting and enforcement activities as well as water quality management experience. GIS and familiarity with lab procedures also helpful.

To Apply, Visit the Practicum Pages:

Read the FAQ's and Grade Memo, then Complete the Application as a Word.doc and Turn it in to the EVS Office ASAP.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC)

The program is offering internships for students interested in pursuing a career in coastal landbird ecology. Depending on the season and past experience, interns can expect a combination of both field work and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) management. Field conditions can consist of inclement weather and biting insects. Work may include assisting with mist netting, nest searching, point counts, habitat assessments, and/or site reconnaissance with a GPS unit. GIS management may include data editing and creation, map making, and common spatial analyses. Additional tasks may include equipment maintenance and data entry. Location: NC Coastal Plain but priority areas will be in southeastern NC. Qualifications - None - however, applicants with demonstrated appreciation for the outdoors and avian ecology that are in good physical condition with previous field experience and a basic understanding of ArcGIS software will be considered first. Contact - John Carpenter, Wildlife Diversity Biologist:

Email - - Phone - 910-742-7231.

For Credit, apply immediately and review the materials on the EVS Practicum pages:

Carolina Ocean Studies

Instructors needed for marine education boating cruises to Masonboro Island as well as both near-shore and offshore reefs. Activities include seining, trawling, claming, rod/reel fishing. Likely observations include bottlenose dolphin, sea turtles. Part time, Spring and Fall. Flexible hours. Prefer science or education degree or teaching experience. Minimum requirement senior or above. Hours per week: 5-30+. Location: Boats are docked at the town marina in Carolina Beach, NC. Instructors also sought for our cruises based out of Morehead City, NC. Send resume to:

For Practicum Credit: Apply immediately and review the materials:

Pender County Planning Practicum

Students interested in planning and community developmet to intern within their department. The hours and schedule are flexible based on the student's schedule. Unfortunately they will not be able to compensate.
Please see document for more information and contact person.

For practicum credit, apply and review the materials on the EVS Practicum pages: http//

Green Coast Recycling

A locally owned and operated recycling service that is rapidly growing and very active in our community. We are looking for a intern that we can teach every facet of the recycling business. This internship will be a hands on experience, including processing recyclable materials and participating in commercial and residential recycling collection. Other duties will involve helping with sales, administration, and office work. This includes responding to phone calls and emails, designing literature and newsletters, and helping with other projects and errands. For more information please call Cliff Cash at 910-471-7747 or Erica Helms at 980-254-0584. Also, feel free to visit for more information about the business.

For credit, apply immediately and review the materials on the EVS Practicum pages:

The NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

Has immediate need for interns and volunteers in the education department at the Aquarium.

Contact: Megan Ennes, Education Program Specialist, 900 Logerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449.
For Practicum Credit Apply Immediately and review the materials on the EVS Practicum pages:

Poplar Grove

Summer Practica - Has five opportunities available this summer. Click here for information on them. For more information and to Apply, contact: Jeanne Walker, Public Relations, Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington; 910.686.9518 Ext. 22 or;

For CREDIT you must also apply to the EVS Practicum Progam by completing the application and turning it in to the EVS office.

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tour Interns

Environmental Instructor/Biologist - Wrightsville Beach Water Tours and Taxi - See flyer for more information.

Bald Head Island Conservancy

( several projects and offers assistance with ferry passes and flexible hours.

Check out their website and obtain an application on the EVS website .

See flyer for available internships

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust

The NCCLT services 32 counties of the NC Coastal Plain and has more than 40,000 acres protected. Each protected property has many responsibilities associate with it; this position will focus mainly on assisting the staff to write Baseline Documentation Reports(BDR's). The BDR contains information that describes conditions of the property at the time of easement recordation. This includes physical property features, as well as property owner information, property descriptions and boundaries, a summary of conservation values, and any other critical items that describe the property to be put under easement. This includes property photos and appropriate map documentation. This position will be mainly office based but there would be opportunities to assist with field work if desired. There is also opportunities to be involved in writing management plans for conservation lands.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will enjoy working in and out of doors; as well as possess strong interpersonal and writing skills. Being in good physical condition is necessary for any outdoor work. In addition, GIS/GPS skills are desired but not required.

Location: North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, 131 Racine Dr., Suite 101, Wilmington, NC 910-790-4524.

Supervisor: Jennifer Rogers, Stewardship Biologist

The Nature Conservancy

Resource Management: Revisit photo monitoring plots throughout TNC preserves, re-shoot photo pts following monitoring protocol and write up monitoring report GPS Green Swamp inholdings Post TNC Boundaries Map (GPS) invasives species Water Hyacinth on Waccamaw River.

Adminstrative Management: Compile the Camp Pretty Pond Forest Management Plan with the Addendum into one document. Organize and digitally file reports including Burn Plans, Fire Management Plans, Wildfire Response Plans, photo monitoring pts, intern folders, CEreports Digitize/interpret vegetative and endandered species research.

GIS Management: Name topographic map tiles in GIS folders per USGS names other various assignments.

General Information: These are some of the projets that an intern would be doing this Fall. With the adminstrative management they could come in for partial days, but if someone(s) wanted to take on one or several of the larger projects we would need full day commitments hopefully twice a week due to the travel involved. For more detailed information contact: Angie Carl; Fire Specialist, The Nature Conservancy SECP, 131 Racine Dr, Box 5, Wilmington, NC 28403; Email - Phone: 910.395.5000

Cape Fear Green Building Alliance

Intern to help assist director and board of directors. CFGBA works with the community and green/sustainable building interests in the region. The organization offers seminars, tours, tech tips and contacts with members in all field. Excellent contacts for sustainable buidling. See flyer for more details.

Apply through EVS -information and application at

North Carolina Coastal Federation

Continuous recruitment. The hours and responsibilities are as usual - 10-12 hours/week for 3 credit hours, hours/days flexible, combination of office work/field work/meeting assistance. NCCF usually works with 1-2 interns per semester, depending on their availability.

Apply through EVS -information and application at

DOGWOOD ALLIANCE (NGO) Media & Communications Internship

The attached description is for our media and communications internship and it is a great gateway to overall non-profit environmental work. Please use Dogwood’s application and then see the EVS department for credit.

Dogwood Alliance Regional Organizer
office: 804 225 9113 ext 112
mobile: 914 523 8472

NC Division of Marine Fisheries

Continuous recruitment. Projects such as; 1) analyzesediment samples to determine if a change has occurred in the sediment composition of primary nursery areas; 2) assist with collection of data in the fishery independent assessment program. Both projects are fairly intensive but should be a rewarding experience for the student. Fieldwork is involved.

Airlie Gardens

Environmental Education Practicum - Continuous - Assist environmental educators prepare for and conduct tours of the Gardens. Most tours involve school kids. Excellent opportunity to work behind the scenes at a major local attraction. Contact the EVS Department.

Cape Fear River Watch, Inc.

Continuous internship opportunities are available in many areas, such as working to assist in providing stormwater outreach and educational programs. Other programs involve assisting the River Keepper, research and ecotourism. For more information click here. Interested students may contact the EVS Department.

Keep American Beautiful NH County

Several outreach projects this summer focusing on schools and community improvement projects so if anyone is interested in recycling, litter prevention, etc. Data collection, including counting cigarette butts on the beach. Contact the EVS Department.

The Cape Fear Audubon Society

Looking for an intern with a background in the natural sciences and an interest in education to assist the CFAS education committee in planning and implementing an education outreach program with local K-12 schools. The intern would work directly with the education committee, the teachers and Andy Wood of Audubon NC to modify existing Audubon materials and to develop educational materials with a local emphasis. For more information contact: Cary Paynter, Chair, SCAS Education Committee,392-9232,

Carolina Beach State Park

Some paid summer internship positions. All applicants must complete and submit a NC State Application (PD107). The application can be picked up atthe Employment Security Commission Office or Carolina Beach State Park office or marina.

Brunswick Nuclear Plant

Continuous - Intern Communications Position. Internship at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, working primarily at the Visitors Center. Hours are typically 9 - 4 Tuesday through Thursday.

Candidates should apply on line by going to the job postings located on our company web site:

Halyburton Park

Park Naturalist/Nature Instructor Wanted - Continuous - Plan and conduct interpretive and educational nature programs for the general public, schools, special groups, summer camps, and during special events. Must have a generalknowledge and understanding of interpretive and environmental education principles and have basic knowledge of the natural history of North Carolina. Prefer experience working with Pre-K and elementary aged children. For more information, call Andy Fairbanks at794-6001.

US Army Corps Of Engineers

Volunteers - Continuous - The local Regulatory Office, Planning Division and Construction Division needs interns. The regulatory section does wetlands delineation, permitting and enforcement. Contact the EVS Department to apply.


Continuous - The Cape Fear COASTKEEPER® is a fulltime public advocate for the southeastern NC coast and adjacent waters between New River Inlet and the SC line. The COASTKEEPER ® reports to the Cape LookoutCOASTKEEPER® and is based out of the NCCF wilmington field office. Click here for Information or contact the EVS Department.

New Hanover County Soil & Water Conservation District

Land & Water Conservation GIS Intern - Continuous - is looking for and intern who is familiar with GIS. Examples of work they would be doing would be researching information for New Hanover Countyhomeowners associations and mapping, compiling veterinary office's information and mapping, etc. May also do assorted other research and outreach tasks for Board andstaff. For more information contact: Education Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District, 230 Market Place Dr., Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28403, P (910-798-6032) F (910-798-6049),; or the EVS Department..

The Land Steward Assistant for The Nature Conservancy's Southeast Coastal Plain Office, Wilmington

Land Steward Assistant Internship - has the general responsibility to assist with preserve operations, maintenance, and general preserve management. Thesestrategies are designed to protect the priority conservation targets with the NC Coastal Plain. Duties: Current or recent enrollment in college-level studies, especiallycoursework in botany, ecology, natural resources or recreation management. Ability to successfully complete basic firefighter training course and meet minimum physical fitness requirements. Contact the EVS Department or Angie Carl, Land Steward, The Nature Conservancy.

GE Castle Hayne

Continuous - Internship for highly qualified students who are interested in corporate environmental health, safety and regulatory operations, including air, water and hazmat issues. For more information, contact the EVS Department..

Pender County Extension

Continuous - Internship working the the Giant Salvinia TaskForce, including mapping, GIS and field work. Office located in Burgaw.

EPA Summer Internship Programs


Environmental Protection Agency Intern Program

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