Temporary Soil & Water Conservation Intern

New Hanover County Manager Wilmington, NC
Essential Duties

New Hanover County is seeking a self-motivated, organized and service-oriented Conservation Intern to join the Soil and Water Conservation department. The tasks for this part time (10 hours per week), temporary position are primarily split between environmental education and community outreach. Duties will include attending monthly supervisor meetings, teaching NHSWCD lesson plans, participating in community outreach events, aiding in the organization and execution of the Wilmington Earth Day event, assisting in storm water BMP inspection events, working monthly rain barrel sales and assisting the Director and Education Coordinator as needed. The intern will be expected to teach all ages and all lessons provided by NHSWCD and complete Enviroscapeā„¢ certification training provided by the City of Wilmington. The duration of the internship may vary according to the schedule and course requirements of the incumbent, however the ideal candidate will be able to commit to work an entire year in the position.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and two years of related experience. Must have education or experience in environmental science, sustainability, education and/or policy. Active students are preferred and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate and/or graduate course work. Must have excellent communication and writing skills and a demonstrated interest that reflects the mission and goals of New Hanover County and the Soil & Water Conservation department. Must possess basic computer skills including internet research skills and the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher.

Students in the fields of environmental studies, geography and biology are preferred.


Must have valid NC driver license and good driving record.

Other Information

This position is 10 hours per week and requires participation in community outreach events, sometimes occurring during weekend hours. Must have 2-3 days a week with availability from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Events can vary from educating the public on NHSWCD's mission and goals to highlighting a specific issue, such as non-point source pollution in our waterways. The internship also requires working monthly rain barrel sales which take place the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. In addition, the intern will hold a position on the Wilmington Earth Day Alliance, and will participate in the planning and execution of the Wilmington Earth Day event held in April.

Interested candidates must attach 2 letters of recommendation (1 academic and 1 personal) to the online application. If you are an active student, you must also submit a copy of your transcript to the application.

After the closing date for this position applications will be screened by Human Resources. Applicants referred to the department will receive an email requesting important information pertinent to the position applied for. Please be sure to check your email for this communication so we may proceed with the next step in the recruitment process in a timely manner.