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Undergraduate Remote Innovation Intern

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


What We Can Achieve Together:

To be successful in our mission, The Nature Conservancy is embracing processes and novel solutions that will accelerate and amplify our impact. This work at the intersection of people and nature requires new perspectives, skillsets, and an agile approach. Within a learning environment, the undergraduate innovation intern will provide a novel and fresh perspective to an assigned team and project within the organization. We are seeking purpose-driven, impact-hungry, fun-loving interns to join us in transforming our work. 


We’re Looking for You:

The intern will work remotely with innovation leadership and program teams to help identify, design, and implement innovative approaches to our work to enhance the impact of our projects. They will bring their background and expertise – perhaps in technology, analytics, design, art, activism, social change, equity, management, communications, science, engineering, coding, marketing, writing, etc. – to significantly advance innovation in conservation. This could include creating processes, building conservation solutions, designing program work, generating program materials, policies or processes, or introducing new methods and best practices into our day to day operations and work. The project’s content is dependent on the intern’s academic interests, unique skillset, and the needs of our many conservation programs. The organizational areas in which the intern may work include Conservation, Philanthropy, Marketing & Communications, and Operations. Program teams may be located around the U.S. and abroad, however the intern must have existing authorization to work in the U.S., and must be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship. 


What You’ll Bring:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate academic program.
  • Located full-time in the U.S. for the duration of the internship.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience using research tools and computer systems.
  • Interest in supporting complex initiatives in an unstructured environment.



  • A desire to grow in this role and tackle big challenges through a learning-by-doing approach. 
  • Interest in trying new approaches to work, and applying them to challenges facing the organization.
  • Interest in applying your expertise, diversity of thought, and unique background to help transform the organization.
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally and with multiple priorities at various levels of leadership.
  • Willingness to work remotely and independently (with guidance) 35 hours per week for 10-12 weeks.
  • Ability to communicate accurately, transparently, and to apply feedback.
  • Ability to use technology (Microsoft Suite, Zoom, etc.) for business processes or willingness and dedication to learn.
  • Passion for change.
  • A strong sense of ethical responsibility.


What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Over the decades TNC has grown to become 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, we drive conservation impact globally. 


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on 


We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


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