Conservation Fund

At The Conservation Fund, we combine a passion for conservation with an entrepreneurial spirit to protect favorite places before they become just a memory.  We have protected over seven million acres across America, in all 50 states.  And we’ve done that with a deep commitment to conservation that makes economic sense. Founded in 1985, we have know from day one that conservation is as much about people as it is about place. That’s why we work hard not just to be a great company, but to also be a great employer.

The Conservation Fund and its affiliated programs seek bright, motivated individuals interested in working towards positive solutions to the land use issues facing our nation. Although experience in the conservation field is not a prerequisite, we will give additional consideration to those candidates who are motivated by their desire to work in conservation.  To learn more about what it’s like to work at The Conservation Fund, including information on check out our brochure.

The Conservation Fund is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity in the workplace and within organizational leadership, including race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual /gender identity or expression, age, national origin, military/Veteran status, or disability. 

Conservation Fund Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Apr 04, 2019
Internship- Paid
POSITION SUMMARY :  We seek an energetic self-starter with expertise and interest in field photography and photo documentation.  The Intern must be able to take direction and work independently.  Priority deliverables include: Photo documentation of 15-20 community-/faith-based organizations’ projects.  Projects vary in focus (environmental education, local food, eco-tourism, youth leadership, etc.). Coordination and oversight of all photo shoots. Preparation/ editing of photos for print and online use. Weekly Facebook posts featuring photo shoots and visits. Organization and update of existing photo library. SKILLS/ CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED :  Photography and photo editing Dependability, initiative and follow-through Software:  Microsoft Office, Flickr, photo editing software Willingness to work cooperatively with a broad range of people and organizations Ability to travel Valid driver’s license Excellent organizational and multi-tasking ability Graphic design experience (print and online media) a plus Video experience a plus Understanding of and experience with issues affecting limited-resource and rural communities and communities of color a plus SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS :  Extensive travel throughout rural NC will be required, including some possible weekends and evenings (flex-time is noted for travel time).  A personal vehicle is required for trips under 100 miles roundtrip; Intern will be reimbursed for mileage at the current IRS rate.  For trips over 100 miles roundtrip, The Conservation Fund will cover the cost of a rental car and gas.  Incidentals, such as meals and lodging (if needed), will also be reimbursed. Remember to say you found this opportunity at