View and apply for all open permanent or seasonal positions through Story County’s employment page.

Summer Job Opportunities

Story County Conservation employs around 20 seasonal employees during the months of May through August. Positions work with IRVM, field, and naturalist staff. Positions open in January each year and are typically filled by mid-March.

Contract Positions

Contract positions exist for on-site campground attendants at Hickory Grove Park in Colo and Dakins Lake in Zearing. Applications are made available in December each year and positions are typically filled by mid-March.

Internship/Practicum Program

Story County Conservation offers unpaid internships during the school year (August-May). Application deadline for the spring semester is the last Friday in December. Application deadline for the fall semester is the first Friday in May. 

Interpretation Practicum

Interpretation Practicum participants work with Story County Conservation’s Naturalist and can receive college credit upon completion. For more information about the program and application process, visit the Interpretation Practicum page.

Land Stewardship Practicum (currently not available) 

Land Stewardship Practicum participants work with Story County Conservation’s Natural Resource Specialist. College course credit can be received after completion of the practicum. For more information, view the Land Stewardship page.