ALERT: Face Coverings Required in all County Owned Buildings
ALERT: All trails at Hitchcock Nature Center will be closed December 5th - 9th


Join our team: learn more about employment and internships with Pottawattamie Conservation.

Employment Opportunities

To learn about current employment opportunities with Pottawattamie County, including Pottawattamie Conservation, please visit the Pottawattamie County website. Open positions are posted throughout the year.


Our primary goal for summer internships is to provide job experience needed for future employment.  We provide three different internship opportunities to assist in all major departments within Pottawattamie County Conservation.

  • Park Ranger Intern

    Assist rangers at each of our parks with day to day operations including maintenance, grounds keeping, security, guest services, and more.
  • Natural Areas Management Intern

    Assist our NAM department with land stewardship projects. Job duties include seed harvesting, trail maintenance, species inventories, construction projects, prescribed burns, invasive species management, and more.
  • Environmental Education Intern

    Assist staff Naturalists with the creation, implementation, and presentation of environmental education programming including public programs, field trips, and youth summer camps. Additional duties include guest services, building maintenance, and more.

Internship information is typically posted in late January or early February annually.

The application period for our 2019 seasonal internships is now closed. For additional information please call our main office at 712-328-5638.


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