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ALERT: Botna Bend's Newly Renovated South Campground is Now Open with Full Hookup Sites.
ALERT: Full hookup camping sites are now available at Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.

Employment & Internships

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

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.

Employment Opportunities 

Environmental Educator | Part-time NEW!

Part-time Environmental Educators assist the Environmental Education Department in preparing, presenting, and hosting interpretive programs including, but not limited to, school field trips, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events as needed under the supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalists.

This is a part-time, flex-schedule position based out of Hitchcock Nature Center. Part-time Educators may commit to work programs/events as their schedule allows and as needed by the Environmental Education department. Typical time commitments vary but range from 3-5 hours per program/event. 


Park Ranger Intern | Full-time | May to September

Our Park Ranger internships are perfect for students interested in learning the ins and outs of maintaining a park, connecting with the public, and enforcing the law and park rules. Become a jack of all trades! These internships run from mid-May to mid-September as the intern's schedule permits.

Apply for a Park Ranger internship today at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park/Olde Town Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center/Narrows River Park.


Environmental Education Intern | Full-time | May to August

Join Pottawattamie Conservation's Environmental Education Team for a summer on the wild side! Reconnect with nature, inspire others to act, and protect public land for future generations. Work with our Environmental Education Department to develop and present all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events. Free housing available. Check out our current program offerings here. Applications close March 1st. 


Natural Areas Management Intern | Full-time | May to August

Do you like a challenge?  Are you eager to learn skills to complement your academic training?  Do you want to make a difference?  Come help us heal our natural areas in the globally significant Loess Hills and gain valuable experience operating chainsaws, brushcutters, UTVs, tractor and skid loader.  Learn about restoring ecological processes, controlling invasive species, implementing prescribed fire, and maintaining trails.  Experience the satisfaction of overcoming and persevering in adverse weather conditions, the fulfillment that comes from healing the land we depend on.  No need for a gym membership – you’ll get your exercise and get paid $14-15/hr at the same time.  Free housing available.  Applications close March 1st. 


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