Joining us for a wilderness steward internship will give you the opportunity to make your contribution to stewardship and teach you all the skills necessary to work in conservation from on-the-ground research to high-level management plans. The benefits, requirements and responsibilities are the same for all our internship programs, but here are the main responsibilities and contributions for a wilderness steward.

Your three main responsibilities

  • Practice conservation and stewardship in all areas of work

  • Liaise with government authorities, organizations and associations

  • Research, create and manage hands-on conservation projects

Your contribution

  • Implement of the foundation’s mission and objectives, involving all community partners in this

  • Coordinate stewardship and resource management projects

  • Develop citizen science projects for the collection of wildlife data, use these to educate guests and the public about conservation, both on trips and at the ranch

  • Collect data on wilderness trips and analyze these

  • Respond to consultations and referrals and organize meetings with relevant stakeholders

  • Organize recruitment for research

  • Convey progress, issues and challenges to the board of directors

  • Project manage ongoing stewardship and resource management projects, plan future projects and secure funding for the foundation’s projects

  • Complete land plans with wildlife management

  • Research wildlife studies that support regulation and management of wildlife

  • Learn about and implement our Three Pillar philosophy of Nature Connection, Nature Conservation and Personal Development

Want to see where you'll be working?

Take a look at the Chilcotin Ark Institute’s website

Are you ready for more in life?

Join us on the trail to empowerment towards a greater sense of self-confidence, courage and initiative. Find a greater connection with nature and yourself. Develop your leadership skills in a unique environment where you can evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.