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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world working in more than 75 countries and territories. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

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The GIS Stewardship Intern assists on a wide variety of GIS tasks that support the work of the Southeast Coastal Plain office, primarily the fire program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Potential candidates must be self-starters who will take initiative and work with little supervision.


The GIS Stewardship Intern will assist The Nature Conservancy’s Southeast Coastal Plain staff in creating and updating GIS layers relating to our stewardship and fire program. This work will make future projects easier by having a robust GIS library of TNC properties in detail. Some field work will be necessary to collect and ground truth data needed for accurate GIS layers. This position will focus on three key areas: updating burn unit maps, creating an invasive species geodatabase, and mapping and analyzing ditches and drainages on TNC preserves to help guide future management.

The internship is based in Wilmington, NC. Housing may be provided. The GIS Stewardship intern will be expected to follow TNC and local guidelines regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • Does not supervise any staff.
  • May help plan the work of volunteers or interns.
  • May serve as a team member for assigned work teams.
  • Supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
  • Work environment can involve arduous field work in harsh conditions.


  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience
  • Experience in working independently.
  • Experience with written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in working safely outside for extended periods of time.
  • Experience in walking extended distances in difficult terrain and inclement weather.
  • Experience navigating outside.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Maintains positive attitude in workplace.
  • Proficient with ArcGIS, data integration and mapping software.
  • Experience working with GPS units for data collection and mapping.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


This position will be 35 hours per week for a duration of 10.5 weeks.


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