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Land Stewardship Interns Spring-Summer 2024

The Land Steward Intern(s) will assist and be supervised by the Stewardship Manager of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. All work activities will take place outdoors, primarily at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive Township. Other field work will be needed on various preserves scattered throughout northern New Jersey, from Blairstown in Warren County to Mahwah in Bergen County. Seeking candidates available from approximately 5/15/24 through 8/15/24 (students) or 4/1/24 until near Thanksgiving. Housing is not provided. Personal transportation required.


  1. Perform invasive species control activities on emerging and widespread species that pose severe threats to our preserves. Control activities will include mechanical removal and spot-spray application of herbicides (training will be provided).

  2. Maintain forest and meadow restoration projects, Community Garden, trails and parking area at South Branch Preserve.

  3. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Stewardship Manager, including assist with baseline inventories, site inspections, and special projects.


Ideal candidate requirements:

  1. Enrollment in or completion of bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resource management, or related fields is preferred, but not required.

  2. Knowledge of invasive species identification and management is preferred, but not required.

  3. Knowledge of flora and fauna of New Jersey is preferred, but not required.

  4. Knowledge of GPS/GIS is preferred, but not required.

  5. Knowledge of the use of small power equipment (ex. mowers and weed trimmers).

  6. Ability to conduct physically strenuous field work in rugged terrain and varied weather conditions is required.

To apply, please send the following materials to Dennis Briede at by Friday, March 15, 2024:

  • Your name, address, email address, and phone number

  • A resume (maximum of two pages)

  • A cover letter addressing how your education/experience qualifies you to accomplish the job duties listed above. Please indicate your interest in the positions and time and date availability.

  • The names and email addresses or phone numbers of two references.

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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.

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