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Marine Program Officer – Western Indian Ocean


  • Organization: TNC - The Nature Conservancy
  • Location: Africa
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Maritime
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job ID
North Carolina
Full/Part Time


Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our   to hear stories from staff or visit  .

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The GIS Stewardship Intern will assist The Nature Conservancy’s Sandhills staff in updating GIS layers relating to our stewardship and fire program and creating an based web App. This work will make future projects easier by having a robust GIS library of TNC properties in detail.  Some field work will be necessary to collect and ground truth data needed for accurate GIS layers.  This position will focus on three key areas: updating GIS layers, creating and based web App, and creating an invasive species geodatabase on TNC preserves to help guide future management.

This position may require working 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. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. 

The internship is based in Southern Pines, NC.  Housing may be provided.  The GIS Stewardship intern will be expected to follow TNC SOPs.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver.

The GIS Stewardship Intern assists on a wide variety of GIS tasks that support the work of the Sandhills office, primarily the stewardship and fire program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC).  Potential candidates must be self-starters who will take initiative and work with little supervision.

Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Working knowledge of advanced principles of GIS, proficiency using ArcPro software.
  • Familiarity with creating an based web App.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR).
  • Must have valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Some experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).
  • Familiarity in data collection using GPS or Apps such as Avenza.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’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." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

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.


To apply for job ID 53211, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on April 21, 2023. Need help applying? Visit our page or contact .

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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