employment opportunities

Land Steward Internship


Land Steward Interns assist and are supervised by the Stewardship Manager. All work activities will take place outdoors. The majority of the work is at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive. Other field work will be needed on various preserves throughout northern New Jersey from Blairstown in Warren County to Mahwah in Bergen County. Work activities include control of invasive species, fence repair, trail maintenance, property inspections, baseline inspections, debris removal, community garden maintenance, preserve boundary posting, mowing and weed trimming, as well as other various tasks needed in the upkeep of our preserves.



  1. Perform invasive species control 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. Limited work at Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve in West Milford.

  4. Other tasks as assigned, including assistance 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.


Salary and Hours: The salary for the internship is $11.00 per hour. Some flexibility in scheduling is available. Seeking availability to perform a 40-hour work week (between Monday and Friday). Approximately 8:00AM to 4:00PM.


Seeking candidates available from approximately 8/01/21 through 11/25/21. Housing is not provided. Personal transportation required.


To apply, please send the following materials:

  1. Your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number

  2. A resume (maximum of two pages)

  3. 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.

  4. The names and email addresses or phone numbers of two references to Dennis Briede at dbriede@tlc-nj.org.

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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.