Assist Policy Department staff in researching environmental issues on a local, regional, state, or federal level, tracking environmental issues, assisting in daily administrative duties, as well as writing research summaries and policy position statements.


Opportunities to plan and develop reports, conferences, and other activities related to community outreach on policy issues, as well as opportunities to participate in relevant meetings of the county and city governments regarding conservation issues of interest. Environmental Lands and Water Policy Interns are supervised by the Natural Resources Policy Manager and the Growth Management Intern is supervised by the Governmental Relations Manager.


Strong commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, environmental quality, and natural resources. B.S. or B.A., preferably in environmental policy or the natural sciences. Working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing applications. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and show initiative and professionalism, under rapidly changing situations. Willing to work variable hours and to travel locally as necessary. Valid driver’s license essential. GIS.

A learning experience that will provide the Conservation Associate with skills to prepare for a full-time job in the environmental policy field. Stipend of $150 per week will be awarded to the Conservation Associate. Accident insurance and housing with washer and dryer are provided.

To Apply

Application Information: Email to request an online application to include cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference and unofficial transcript.
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Contact Information

Shelley Gleim, Internship Coordinator,
Conservancy of Southwest Florida,
1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102.
Phone: 239-403-4213.
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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine,, Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine,, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.