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Planning Fellowship


The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Fellowship Program offers graduate students the opportunity to work with our staff for one-year as they are immersed in the field of conservation planning and land preservation. Applications are being accepted now for positions to start immediately.


Candidates will apply their technical skills and educational experience to learn the following:


  • Planning for preservation – Creative analysis based upon scientific methods for identifying land suitable for preservation with an emphasis on local and regional priorities for conservation.

  • Mapping and design – Utilization of digital mapping software including ArcGIS, Google maps, Canva, and Adobe InDesign to visualize connections between landscapes, conservation and development.

  • Public outreach – Development of presentations and outreach materials using Canva and related tools to share information in a format that is understandable and relatable to local residents.

  • Types of projects – Flood risk analysis, planning for open space, trend analysis, business of agriculture and eligibility of farmland for preservation, watershed studies for open space preservation, completion of environmental inventories. GIS modeling for conservation priorities, inclusion of environmental justice and overburdened communities data for identification of project need, analysis of Census tract data.

  • Field work – For those candidates who live within driving distance of the office, opportunity to visit project sites, meet with local officials, and represent The Land Conservancy when touring municipalities.



  • One year position (2 positions are available for 2023)

  • Recent college graduates, master's degree preferred

  • Salary: $16 per hour in 2023, up to 40 hours per week, quarterly incentives of $500 ($1500 total)

  • Up to 5 days vacation (40 hours), up to 5 days sick/personal time (40 hours), 6 holidays (8 hours each): New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Application requirements: Submit your resume, a writing sample, samples of work done in Canva and/or InDesign, and 2 letters of recommendation to

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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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