Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Willie Woode,
Executive Director

Careers and Internships

staff photoThe Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its boundaries are the same as those of Fairfax County, home to over one million people. Founded in 1945 by citizens concerned about conserving natural resources, NVSWCD is now one of 47 conservation districts in Virginia and approximately 3,000 nationwide. The agency is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who employ seven staff to carry out the organization's technical and educational programs. 

The agency's goal is to promote clean streams and protected natural resources. We achieve this through effective leadership, technical assistance and outreach programs in collaboration with government, industry, and the public. 

NVSWCD is not a regulatory agency. Instead, the agency provides conservation information, technical services, educational programs and volunteer opportunities to residents on many aspects of water quality, nonpoint source pollution and stream health. We also connect residents with environmental initiatives and opportunities through our Watershed Calendar and other online listserves. 

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Its programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation. 

Open Positions with NVSWCD

There are no positions available at this time. 


Internships with NVSWCD

Spring 2023 Environmental Outreach Internship

This spring internship position will support the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District’s
award-winning spring outreach programs. We reach thousands of people and have a deep impact on
many youth and adults. The spring intern will support our volunteer stream monitoring and storm drain labeling programs, represent NVSWCD at outreach events and programs, participate in field trips and other youth education, and gain hands-on experience in the field of environmental science. In addition, the intern will support the development of outreach and informational material for delivery
through social media (Facebook and Instagram), webinars, and printed material.

For more information on this role, please see the full position description. Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to by Friday, January 13, 2023.



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