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Planning Internship – Conservation and Environmental Planning

The Land Conservancy’s Planning Team is seeking a graduate-level, full-time or part-time intern to work with us. Our interns are exposed to a wide range of exciting projects involving planning and policy, land management, and sustainable design. Rate is $12 per hour for college graduates.

Our office is partially open due to the pandemic. Staff and interns are working remotely and may schedule time to work in the office.


  • College graduate in planning, environmental studies, sustainability, or geography

  • Strong research and writing skills

  • Excel, Word and PowerPoint expertise

  • Skilled in data analysis and interpretation

  • Experience with ArcGIS and/or Canva a plus

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey brings together the expertise of planners, naturalists and conservationists to examine opportunities for land preservation and stewardship. Our Planning Team is at the forefront of land conservation planning in the state, addressing local and state issues from a unique perspective. From helping towns and counties preserve land for open space and farmland, to working with local municipalities to deal with the impacts of severe storms, an internship at The Land Conservancy of New Jersey presents the chance to make a difference.


An accredited land trust with a first-class reputation, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is celebrating its 40th year of protecting and preserving land in New Jersey. We have completed 170 land conservation plans and preserved over 28,600 acres of land for recreation, agriculture, and open space. Our employees are problem-solvers tackling the issues that are most relevant to our communities and region. More information is available at https://tlc-nj.org/municipal-services/.


Be Challenged

This role offers you the opportunity to:

  • Create compelling analyses to support land conservation

  • Provide design support, including layout, for deliverables to the municipality

  • Perform planning and research for a range of geographies in New Jersey

  • Communicate complex data analyses in a meaningful way

  • Assist with plan development and report production


Be Respected

We will help you meet your goals, respecting your ideas and fostering your creativity. We ask that you be:

  • Self-starter with a curious mind, professional demeanor, and a good sense of humor

  • Able to work with others to complete deliverables within a given timeframe

  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Able to research and synthesize information on a range of topics

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in planning, and environmental policy

Please submit a writing sample or project examples along with your resume to hr@tlc-nj.org.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is proud to be an organization of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the communities in which we operate. The Land Conservancy actively promotes inclusivity to enable every individual to reach their full potential. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.


Our strength is in our diversity, and you will join a team that thrives on openness, respect and collaboration. Your expertise will be recognized, your opinion valued, and your passions supported. You will be challenged, and you will also be enabled to deliver your best, boldest and most creative work.