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Internships: Rose Richardson at the Volunteer Appreciation Event
Rose Richardson at the Volunteer Appreciation Event

Whatcom Land Trust welcome students of color, those with disabilities, LGBTQ + students and all others. In short, any students for internships who care about this land, how we can best enjoy it now and protect it for generations to come.

Whatcom Land Trust operates within a 100-year vision for the land we protect, but our vision for a more diverse and representative organization is immediate.

Here are the steps we are taking to ensure this vision becomes a reality:

  • Advocacy and civic engagement
  • Environmental justice
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

Whatcom Land Trust offers internships quarterly. Here are the job descriptions from each department:

Title: Community Engagement Internship
Supervisor: Amanda McKay, Community Engagement Manager,

Title: Environmental Philanthropy Intern – Not currently open
Supervisor: Dennis Maughan, Philanthropy Director,

Title: Conservation Intern – Not currently open
Supervisor: Alex Jeffers, Conservation Manager,

Title: Stewardship GIS/GPS Intern – Not currently open
Supervisor: Stewardship Director, Jennifer Mackey,

Quotes from past interns:

“I am so happy to have been able to work for the land trust. This internship has helped me to become a stronger educator, communicator, and community member here within Whatcom County. I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity to intern for the Whatcom Land Trust.” – Mia Munoz, Environmental Science, Huxley College