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Open Positions at NACD

NCF-Envirothon Program Manager – Job Description

The full-time NCF-Envirothon Program Manager position performs an integral role in ensuring a successful educational experience for high schoolers across the United States, Canada, China and a growing list of countries through the Envirothon program. The NCF-Envirothon Program Manager will work with state and provincial program managers to provide support and coordination, as well as assist the international program’s operating committee and host committee with all aspects of the annual program and competition. This telework position may be based nationwide. Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Envirothon Program Manager’ in the subject line to


Internships at NACD

NACD interns work with NACD’s government affairs and communications staff to advance the association’s legislative agenda. Interns are given projects to enhance their understanding of Congress and the legislative process. Additionally, they will learn the interworkings of federal natural resources and environmental agencies as well as the roles conservation districts and state conservation agencies play in the development of natural resources, agricultural and environmental policies.

NACD interns are often college juniors or seniors who are interested in natural resources policy, environmental science or agricultural fields. They traditionally work for 10 weeks during the summer or 15 weeks during the fall or winter and are expected to work full time – although special arrangements can be made. A performance-based stipend is awarded at the end of the internship.


  • Assisting in summarizing and disseminating policy information to conservation leaders;
  • Assisting with coordinating grassroots outreach efforts;
  • Representing NACD at meetings, press conferences, receptions and other events;
  • Helping write and edit newsletters and other special reports relative to policy and programs;
  • Attending hearings and briefings on subjects relative to private lands conservation funding and policies;
  • Interpreting data and creating reports and charts; and
  • Performing any and all related duties that advance the mission and purposes of NACD.

How to Apply

We are still accepting applications! To apply, send a completed application, cover letter and resume to

NACD accepts applications year-round for three sessions:

Fall Session: 15 weeks, September through mid-December
Summer Session: 10 weeks, June through mid-August
Winter Session: 15 weeks, January through March

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