The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Fellowship Program has two positions available for graduate students to work with our staff for one year, immersed in the field of conservation planning and land preservation. Candidates will apply their technical skills and educational experience to learn the following:
Planning for preservation – Creative analysis based on scientific methods for identifying land suitable for preservation, with an emphasis and local/regional priorities for conservation.
Mapping and design – Use programs including ArcGIS, Google maps, Canva, and Adobe InDesign to visualize connections between landscapes and the natural carrying capacity for conservation and development.
Public outreach – Develop presentations and accessible outreach materials using Canva and related tools to share detailed information in a format that is understandable and relatable to local residents.
Types of projects – GIS modeling for conservation priorities, environmental justice and overburdened communities data to identify project needs, analysis of census tract data, flood risk analysis, business of agriculture and eligibility of farmland for preservation, watershed studies for open space preservation, environmental inventories.
Fellowships are designed for students who have their college degree (preferably their Masters) and are able to commit to a one-year working experience. Work up to 36 hours per week; includes five days of vacation.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, writing/project samples, two letters of recommendation, and illustrations made using Canva or InDesign to firstname.lastname@example.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.