Parks and Public Lands Stewardship Certificate

This Certificate is only available to interns who have been hired through the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC).

Public Lands Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to gain perspective and actively participate in stewardship of parks and public lands. Participants will have the opportunity to set professional goals, practice communication skills, and think critically through readings, discussions, and interviews. Interns will gain a unique understanding of public land missions, practices and histories. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with public land professionals and gain skills through work-based learning.

Registration is now closed.

Parks and Public Lands Stewardship Basics Course Work

Completion of this certificate will require reflective writing, interviews, skills assessments, and an interview report. Personal professional goal setting and skills assessment; and will include mentorship from an industry professional

Interns that have completed this certificate will have:

  • Received career development, coaching, and mentorship from an public land professional
  • Completed at least 400 hours of conservation work on public lands
  • Gained different perspectives of stewardship
  • Set clear, achievable, and measurable professional development goals
  • Practiced and developed professional communication skills
  • Creatively and critically think about influences governing our public lands.
  • Gain an understanding of public land missions, practices, and histories.
  • Network with public land professionals.
  • Gain hands-on experience through work-based learning.