Charlie Blumenstein Internship

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The Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship Assistant position is a summer water and wildlife conservation internship for a Colorado College student.

The selected Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship intern will spend the summer at The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Carpenter Ranch in Hayden, CO (near Steamboat, CO). This experience offers the opportunity to engage with visitors; work alongside the ranch manager in maintaining the property, and gain a better understanding of how Carpenter Ranch supports researchers, Colorado water rights, and much more. 

Full details for the internship are posted in early spring each year. Posting and application details can be found in Handshake. Once posted, all applications must be completed on The Nature Conservancy's Careers page. Contact the Career Center with questions.

Charlie Blumenstein graduated from Colorado College in 1996 with a major in biology. He was passionate about the environment and conservation of water resources. Charlie credited his informal, out-of-classroom, extra-curricular, field experiences with his decision to become a hydrogeologist and to devote his professional life to the improvement of our water resources. After Charlie's death in May 2003, his family and friends established a fund in his memory to recognize his passion and commitment to conservation and the outdoors through this internship.

Past Interns


From 2004 to 2017, the Charlie Blumenstein internship was located at The Nature Conservancy Silver Creek Preserve in Picabo, Idaho. Reports of those interns share some of their experiences as well.

Madeline Wilson 2017 | Caleb Cofsky 2016 | Joseph Friedland 2015 | Molly Broom 2014 | Caley Gallison 2013
Ham Wallace 2012 | Collin Knauss 2011Dominique Lucio 2010 | Meredith Stewart 2009 | Conner Hunihan 2008
Avery Mackenzie 2007 | Lonny Fritzler 2006 | Kevin Weitemeir 2005 | Rachael Record 2004

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