Application for the National Association of Conservation Districts
Conservation Careers Workshop

NACD will be conducting the second year of the NACD Student Conservation Careers workshop in Las Vegas, NV. The workshop will run during the 2020 NACD Annual Meeting February 7 -9, 2019. This unique opportunity for undergraduate college students is an NACD program sponsored through the USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the National Conservation Partnership. The workshop will provide an immersive experience for up to 15 highly qualified undergraduate college students and will showcase career paths in conservation, agriculture and natural resources management. Attendees will learn about career options within the National Conservation Partnership, meet conservation professionals and make valuable contacts. The National Conservation Partnership includes the USDA, NRCS, USFS, state conservation agencies and conservation districts from across the United States. Presenters during the sessions will be conservation, agriculture and natural resources management professionals from field-work, program management and policy career paths. These professionals will share their career stories and recommendations for developing portfolios.  Participants will also develop conservation career outreach plans and discuss action strategies to implement career outreach on their campuses. Participants will have an opportunity to network with conservation leaders from across the U.S. at this annual event.

Any undergraduate college student in a conservation, agriculture or natural resource management related major is eligible to apply for attendance. Travel costs to and from the workshop as well as lodging and meals while attending will be covered by NACD and the Student Conservation Careers Workshop program. Student applicants will be ranked based on educational, extracurricular and work experience, overall GPA and written responses to two short form essay questions.​ Any student wishing to apply should go to the form below, complete the application and upload the required documents.

Deadline for application submission is 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2019.

If you have questions contact Keith Owen at keith-owen@nacdnet.org.

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* 1. First and Last Name:

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* 2. Contact Information (insert N/A if Address 2 is not needed):

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* 3. College/University Name:

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* 4. College Contact Information (Insert N/A if Address 2 is not needed):

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* 5. What is your current GPA on a 4.0 scale?

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* 6. Do you have a current LinkedIn profile? (This will be required for the workshop)

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* 7. Please provide a resume.

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* 8. Essay

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* 9. How did you hear about the NACD Conservation Careers Workshop?

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