Spring Coastal Non-Profit Environmental Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12:00am


Bald Head Island, NC
United States

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Job Description:

The BHI Conservancy is seeking three recent graduates with environmental education and conservation fieldwork experience to join our team dedicated to conservation, education and preservation of barrier islands. These are 4-month positions starting in February 2018. While the majority of the spring will be spent assisting with educational programs and conservation monitoring fieldwork; this position will include other responsibilities of working at a non-profit organization. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead a variety of environmental education programs for the public. For a description of each program, please visit https://www.bhic.org/education/;
  • Conduct conservation-monitoring programs and respond to wildlife emergency calls. For a description of each program, please visit https://www.bhic.org/conservation/;
  • Assist with animal husbandry and the care and maintenance of animal enclosures and exhibits (terrestrial, freshwater, & saltwater), and classroom space;
  • Support the BHI Conservancy’s deer immunocontraception program. For a description of the program, please visit https://www.bhic.org/deer/;
  • Assist with non-profit related duties such as assisting in the Turtle Central Gift Shop, Information Center, facilities maintenance, and the BHI Conservancy Office;
  • Promote and practice stewardship of the Conservancy’s facilities, properties, and research equipment;
  • Assist with special event activities including Turtle Trot 5k events, lectures, and hosting visiting overnight groups of all ages (ex: Students, Researchers and Scouts);


Recent graduate from any accredited college or university, with majors in biology, marine biology, environmental science, education, or a related course of study.
Excellent listening and communication skills. Good public speaking skills; comfortable speaking to diverse groups of people.
Computer proficiency with knowledge of MS Office applications.
Ability to be self-directed and work within a team environment.
Ability to work in physically challenging environment including long periods exposed in 
extreme temperatures and field conditions while keeping an upbeat personality.
Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
CLEAN Background check is required before selection.


The term of the spring intern is for a period of four months; starting from February 5th  to June 8th 2018.


BHI Conservancy spring interns will receive a stipend of $600 per month; this amount is pre-tax and will be prorated if departure is before June 8th 2018. In addition to the stipend, shared living quarters in the BHI Conservancy dorm are provided, as well as utilities including wireless internet, parking for a vehicle at the Deep Point Marina, a weekly ferry ticket for trips between the island and the mainland, valued at $560 a month.

Work Hours & Time Off

BHI Conservancy’s office is open from 8:30 am – 4 pm or 5 pm every day. Interns will periodically have conservation and education work starting as early as 7 am and ending as late as 12 am, usually not the within the same day. Average work week is 50 hrs with typically every 6th day off.


How to Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references as one PDF to intern@bhic.org


Nov. 3, 2017 11:59PM


Email intern@bhic.org or call 910-338-0911.