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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

WI 3828


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Agriculture Projects Intern supports The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers and partners in the agriculture industry to increase the adoption of conservation practices on farms that lead to healthier soils, cleaner water and a solution to climate change. The intern will support TNC and partners’ agriculture projects and assist with data collection and analysis on agriculture’s environmental footprint. The position is based in The Nature Conservancy’s Madison office, and travel across the state will be required. This is a full-time, 10-week summer internship position, with the possibility of extending it to 18 weeks with an approximate start date of June 5, 2023. The position is paid $17.00 per hour.


The Agriculture Projects Intern will be responsible for data collection that will track farms’ environmental achievements. The intern will also support partners’ independent projects, such as maintaining and setting up field trails. The intern may assist with marketing efforts, including creating newsletters, uploading videos, and maintaining contact lists. This position provides opportunities to understand how TNC, farmers, and partners can work together toward environmental sustainability.
  • Collects data on farm management and conservation practices
  • Assists with planning and conducting summer farm field days and other events as needed.
  • Supports marketing efforts such as video creation that highlight partners’ efforts on increasing the adoption of conservation practices.
  • Supports partners’ projects (at least once a week), such as setting up field trials, weeding research plots, and collecting data. When supporting partners’ projects, the work environment will be fieldwork with adequate breaks/periods of rest.
  • Engages with farmers, agency and university staff, the non-farming community, and other conservation partners positively and professionally.
  • Self-motivated and works under either close or infrequent supervision.
  • Able to work flexible hours during the internship program, including evenings.


  • Must be either currently enrolled or graduated within 12 months from a college or graduate program with coursework in agriculture, soil and plant sciences, natural resources, or a related field.
  • Understands field crop production, soil management, and farm conservation practices.
  • Working knowledge of standard software applications (such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience are appreciated.
  • Public speaking and presentation composition skills
  • Video creation and editing skills


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

  • Health insurance