The Nature Conservancy

United States

2021 Beals Healthy Streams Fellow


The Beals Healthy Streams Fellow may do research and review scientific literature, map data, assist with fieldwork, attend meetings with partners, and other work to advance the Healthy Streams Initiative.


  • May interact with partner organizations and the public.
  • Works under close or infrequent supervision.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age during the time of the fellowship.
  • Applicant must be either an undergraduate student from a four-year Kansas college or university; or a graduate student in a degree-granting program at a Kansas college or university.
  • Students who graduate in the spring are eligible to apply.

  • Currently studying towards a degree in natural resource management, wildlife biology, environmental science, water resources, or related field.

  • Research interests in fields complementary to the mission of the Beals Healthy Streams Initiative.
  • Experience with mapping, GIS, and ArcGIS.
  • Comfortable with basic office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Zoom; cloud collaboration tools such as Google Documents or Box Tools; and web browsers.
  • Able to work independently and with a team.
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a vehicle.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

    This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned / leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers.

    Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at / careers.

    Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.