Wildlife Monitoring Apprenticeship Opportunity – Supporting Diverse Learners in the Conservation Field

Wildlife Monitoring Apprenticeship Opportunity – Supporting Diverse Learners in the Conservation Field

Conservation Northwest / Nov 13, 2023 / Wildlife Monitoring, Work Updates

Priority Application deadline: Nov 27th 11:59 PM PST.

We are looking for 4-6 individuals with an interest in increasing their winter outdoor recreation skills, wildlife research and tracking skills, and participation in fieldwork directly related to wildlife conservation in the Cascade Range of Washington State. We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities in the environmental and conservation field to apply. These groups may include BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and English as a second language speakers. Invited apprentices will form a strong cohort aimed at developing skills in winter field research as part of Conservation Northwest’s Community Wildlife Monitoring Program. This is a seasonal, part-time internship opportunity. The cohort will primarily work weekends alongside volunteers and wildlife professionals while participating in the annual winter field season of wildlife monitoring near Snoqualmie Pass, WA. New apprentices will receive a field training certification, ongoing mentorship, access to outdoor/conservation/wildlife professionals, community engagement skills, and significant professional growth and career development. Conservation Northwest can help outfit individuals in need of field gear to complete this volunteer apprenticeship.

Conservation must protect wildlife and wildlands for ALL people and communities. The relationship between land and people is not separable, and solutions to conservation, environmental justice, and climate problems require us to transform how we engage internally within Conservation Northwest and externally with the larger community we serve. We must acknowledge that people of color and other historically underrepresented groups have been subject to unequal harm, while also not having an equal voice in creating solutions. The more voices that are represented in conservation, the stronger the solutions to overcoming complex challenges will be. 

Conservation Northwest aims to increase the representation and participation of all our diverse communities within our Community Wildlife Monitoring Program. This position will work to accomplish the goals of Conservation Northwest’s Community Wildlife Monitoring Program, which aims to better community engagement in the field of wildlife conservation through education, outreach, science, and policy.  If interested in this role, get started with your online application embedded below:

For additional inquiries or questions, please contact:

Tanner Humphries
Community Wildlife Monitoring Program Senior Coordinator