2021 Summer Internships

Apply by April 30

2021 Summer Internships for The Open Space Council

Positions: Seeking two Conservation Program  Internship positions for the Open Space Council

Dates: May-October, 2021 or as decided between the Open Space Council (OSC) and candidate

Compensation: This position is unpaid. OSC will work with your University to help you obtain credit for your internship, if desired. 

Benefits: No fringe benefits. Interesting work, pleasant work environment.  

Schedule: Flexible. Some evenings and weekends as scheduled.  Minimum 20 hours/week – max 40 hours.

Reports To: Program Manager

Summary of Position: The intern shall receive training and assist with the marketing, coordination and implementation of the Open Space Council’s volunteer conservation programs – Community Stewardship Alliance, Operation Clean Stream and Trash Bash. 


  • Work with the staff to coordinate the Operation Clean Stream Meramec River cleanup in August
  • Work with the staff to coordinate the River Des Peres Trash Bash cleanup in October
  • Work with staff to coordinate Community Stewardship Alliance (CSA) restoration events throughout the summer and fall within St. Louis County Parks. 
  • Review, create and disseminate volunteer training materials for river cleanups and restoration activities.
  • Lead volunteer recruitment, coordination, and management for river cleanups and restoration events.
  • Attend Operation Clean Stream, Trash Bash and CSA planning meetings and activities
  • Work with local vendors, agencies and organization partners to ensure successful cleanups
  • Inventory, collect and organize supplies needed for Operation Clean Stream, Trash Bash and/or CSA events
  • Assist with grant writing, marketing, communications and fundraising, as needed
  • Perform assigned administrative tasks related to programs, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: Strong interest in nonprofits, environmental conservation, public lands, volunteer coordination, or outdoor recreation. Candidate must have an interest in the outdoors. Computer proficiency and excellent communication and organizational skills are a requirement.  Familiarity with the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and the parks, recreation, conservation, and environmental community is encouraged but not required. 

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@openspacestl.org by April 30, 2021. 

More Information: Contact Caitlin Zera, Program by email at info@openspacestl.org or call the Open Space Council office at 314-835-9225. ­­