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2019 Summer Internships available now!

Interested in a summer internship with the Division of Soil Conservation?

Districts Hosting Interns

Adams, Appanoose, Cedar, Clarke, Davis, Des Moines, Emmet, Howard, Johnson, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Tama, Wapello, Warren, Winneshiek, and Woodbury

Position Duties

  • Types of work activies are up to each SWCD to decide, but it should be a diversified set of activities that supports the mission of DSCWQ,  SWCDs and supporting partners.
  • Examples might include: practice layout and checkout, conservation planning, mapping, landowner contacts, news articles, water monitoring, urban conservation, resource inventory and other conservation projects.


  • The intern must be enrolled in college or recent graduate majoring in a field of study related to agriculture, conservation, engineering, construction trades, GIS, communications, public relations or urban planning
  • Interns will be required to attend one intern meeting to discuss the Partnership
  • Interns will be required to complete a special project for the District such as hosting a field day or informational meeting, organizing an outreach event or other approved activity
  • Interns will be required to develop a “wrap up” presentation for the commissioners outlining their experiences as an intern

How to apply

Contact the district where you would like to apply directly. Contact information is found here.

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