Conservation Fellowship, The Nature Conservancy

Wood River, NE

Position Title: Hubbard Conservation Fellowship

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Location: Wood River, NE

Position Overview: Designed for recent college graduates, the Hubbard Fellowship bridges the gap between school and career by providing a comprehensive range of experiences with a conservation organization. Land management will be prominent among the Fellow’s duties, including prescribed fire, invasive species control (including herbicide application), fence repair, seed harvest, and more. Additional work will include data collection, numerous outreach and communication activities, and fundraising. The Hubbard Fellow will travel to multiple Conservancy sites, attend conservation-related meetings and conferences, and shadow Conservancy and partner staff in various capacities. In addition, the Fellow will plan and conduct an independent project catered to the Fellow’s individual interests and career objectives. 

This twelve-month (full-time) position will require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions. The Hubbard Fellow is supervised by the Director of Science and may oversee the activities of short-term staff and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in in biology, natural resources management, environmental studies, or related field, with graduation date of December 2021 or earlier.
  • Experience working in the outdoors.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Prescribed Fire Crew Member                                         

Desired Qualifications:

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Knowledge/understanding of current trends in conservation.
  • Experience managing volunteers or other staff.
  • Ability to identify various plant and animal species.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

Start/end Dates: February 2, 2022 – January 27, 2023

Application Deadline: October 1

How to Apply: To apply to position number 50100, click here. Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document under the ‘Resume Required’ link. Please do not upload your cover letter separately. Cover letter should be 500 to 1,000 words and should express why the applicant is interested in the Fellowship, why they are qualified, why nature and conservation are important to them, and how the Fellowship would help them with their future career.