Outdoor Conservation | Internships

Our degree in outdoor conservation helps you develop valuable skills through hands-on, in-the-field research and internships with Mount Mercy partners like Indian Creek Nature Center and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Other past opportunities include research on sand dune prairie succession, restoration of hill prairie, and radio-tracking of ornate box turtles.

studying sand in prairieKris Slutts (class of 2012) studied sand dune prairie succession in Johnson County.




measuring trunk of a treeTrey Myers (class of 2011) measured trees as part of a plan to restore a hill prairie in Linn County.




Samantha FrostSamantha Frost (class of 2013) Radiotracked hatchling ornate box turtles to learn about early movements of this threatened species.


Read more about past internship opportunities.