Project Description

JMT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

OBJECTIVE: The Conservancy, in partnership with Stanford University, has developed an intern program to monitor the progress of wilderness restoration work in the JMT region.

JMT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

OBJECTIVE: The Conservancy, in partnership with Stanford University, has developed an intern program to monitor the progress of wilderness restoration work in the JMT region.

The JMT Wilderness Conservancy strongly believes in inspiring future environmental leaders and providing them with the tools and experiences to build environmentally focused careers that will aid in the conservation our planet and its resources. Each season, we onboard six undergraduate student interns who spend eight weeks in the Sierra Nevada backcountry near each of our restoration and project areas. These students have the opportunity to work alongside wilderness rangers, scientists, and National Park and Forest Service leaders in a collaborative effort to restore and monitor the most impacted regions surrounding the JMT.

Our program allows student interns to receive academic credit in their environmental-focused majors and gain a unique, hands-on research experience. The JMT Wilderness Conservancy Internship offers students the opportunity to undergo invaluable personal and professional development and truly experience the breathtaking backcountry of the Sierra Nevada. Please donate to help us continue and expand this program!

See some of the projects that our interns completed in the 2020 season:
Endangered Frogs and Toads of the Eastern Sierra
A Field Guide to the JMT
Leave No Trace Principles
Illegal Campsites along the JMT

Click here to meet our JMT Intern Cohorts

Donate now!

The JMT Wilderness Conservancy strongly believes in inspiring future environmental leaders and providing them with the tools and experiences to build environmentally focused careers that will aid in the conservation our planet and its resources. Each season, we onboard six undergraduate student interns who spend eight weeks in the Sierra Nevada backcountry near each of our restoration and project areas. These students have the opportunity to work alongside wilderness rangers, scientists, and National Park and Forest Service leaders in a collaborative effort to restore and monitor the most impacted regions surrounding the JMT.

Our program allows student interns to receive academic credit in their environmental-focused majors and gain a unique, hands-on research experience. The JMT Wilderness Conservancy Internship offers students the opportunity to undergo invaluable personal and professional development and truly experience the breathtaking backcountry of the Sierra Nevada. Please donate to help us continue and expand this program!

See some of the projects that our interns completed in the 2020 season:
Endangered Frogs and Toads of the Eastern Sierra
A Field Guide to the JMT
Leave No Trace Principles
Illegal Campsites along the JMT

Click here to meet our JMT Intern Cohorts.

Donate now!