Apply for your most rewarding internship. 

Internships are a great way to apply knowledge from the classroom to real world experience. This experience will not only give you an edge over other candidates when applying for jobs, it will also prepare you for what to expect in your field, increase confidence in your work, and help build your professional network. 

Wild Basin Creative Research Center internships are open to students in any school or major who have a love for the natural world and an interest in conserving and protecting the environment.

Our current openings.

Outreach and Public Relations Intern

Wild Basin Creative Research Center is seeking students with excellent communication skills to assist with outreach to the campus community and general public. Duties include organizing outreach activities, such as tabling in Ragsdale Center and Stewardship Days at Wild Basin, as well as writing blog posts and creating social media posts that appeal to students and the Austin community. Internship could also include graphic design, video, photography, writing articles, or other components depending on the student’s interests and abilities.

Hours are flexible and will require some time spent at Wild Basin and some time spent on campus. Reimbursement for ride share costs may be available on an individual basis for students without personal vehicles. 10 hours per week is preferred. Preference given to upper class and graduate students. To apply, send resume and short cover letter to wbasin@stedwards.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate availability during the week.


Environmental Education Intern (paid internship)

Wild Basin Creative Research Center is seeking an intern to assist with nature education activities at the preserve. This internship offers education students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and skills assisting with K-12 environmental education activities. Applicants must bring some prior experience engaging youth as well as a passion for education in a dynamic environment. Applicants must be motivated to work outside, able to hike across rugged terrain in varying weather conditions, and inspired to assist with unique, meaningful outdoor education experiences for youth. Interns will work collaboratively with a team as well as independently on select projects. Applicants do not need prior teaching or outdoor experience, but must have interest in developing skills and knowledge in these areas. Applicants must demonstrate responsibility, reliability, organization skills, and be able to serve as a mature role model for children and teens. 

Applicants must hold or work to obtain Basic First Aid certification during the internship.

Reimbursement for ride share costs may be available on an individual basis for students without personal vehicles. This position is contingent upon the satisfactory results of a St. Edward’s University background check. To apply, send resume and short cover letter to wbedu@stedwards.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate availability during the week.


Natural Resource & Land Management Intern

Wild Basin Creative Research Center is seeking enthusiastic and responsible students who love the outdoors to assist with resource management at Wild Basin. Intern will be someone looking to acquire new job skills and professional experience in land management. Intern’s main responsibilities will focus on land stewardship tasks and biological monitoring. The intern will have the option to complete a project tailored around the needs of Wild Basin and the interests of the intern. Hours are flexible, but we require a commitment of 10 hours at Wild Basin per week. 

Reimbursement for ride share costs may be available on an individual basis for students without personal vehicles. Preference given to upper class and graduate students. To apply, please send a resume and short cover letter to wsteward@stedwards.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate availability during the week.


Stewardship and Sustainability Coordinator Intern

Wild Basin Creative Research Center is seeking students with an interest in conservation, sustainability, and outdoor adventure who want to assist with coordinating stewardship activities and sustainability education at Wild Basin. Intern responsibilities include organizing student stewardship activities such as invasive species removal, trail restoration, site clean-ups, water quality monitoring, and protection of rare plants. The internship will also include a sustainability education component, including developing social media posts, printed materials, or signs, and/or organizing events that educate visitors about the sustainable elements and practices of Wild Basin.

Intern will acquire skills meant to help them in their future career, and will be given the option of doing a project tailored towards Wild Basin’s needs and the student’s interests. 

Hours are flexible, but we require a commitment of 10 hours per week. Reimbursement for ride share costs may be available on an individual basis for students without personal vehicles. Preference given to upper class and graduate students. To apply, please send a resume and short cover letter to wsteward@stedwards.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate availability during the week.


History Intern

Wild Basin Creative Research Center is seeking an intern to assist with the Wild Basin History Documentation Project. This internship offers students interested in history, archival preservation, community advocacy, and nature preservation the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and skills assisting with several critical components of the process to document, preserve, and share information about how Wild Basin was founded and the life of the preserve since creation in 1976. The Wild Basin Creative Research Center, in its role as an interdisciplinary laboratory of St. Edward's University, exists to protect and maintain its urban wilderness, and to promote the importance of environmental education, research, conservation and preservation. To apply, please send a resume and short cover letter to bdugelby@stedwards.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate availability during the week.

Volunteer at Wild Basin.

Volunteers at Wild Basin

At Wild Basin, we love our volunteers! However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not recruiting new volunteers at this time.