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Charlie Blumenstein Internship

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The Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship Assistant position is a summer water and wildlife conservation internship.

In the Summer of 2019, the selected Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship intern spent the summer at The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Carpenter Ranch in Hayden, CO (near Steamboat, CO). This experience offered opportunities to engage with visitors; work alongside ranch managers in maintaining the property, and gain a better understanding of how Carpenter Ranch supports researchers, Colorado water rights, and much more. Summer 2020 provided the opportunity to be engaged virtually with Carpenter Ranch and TNC. While the pandemic of 2020 impacted the ability to engage with TNC on-site, the internship continued to be a rich opportunity to engage in issues of conservation and sustainability of our resources.

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

Details for the 2021 internship are expected in early spring. Stay tuned. Posting and application details will be posted in Handshake when available. 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



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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