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Land Stewardship Intern, Fall 2022

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is seeking land steward interns from now until mid-November to work 35-40 hours per week, 8am-4pm between Monday and Friday. The salary for the internship is $13 per hour. Some flexibility in scheduling is available. Housing is not provided. Personal transportation required.

Land steward interns will assist and be supervised by the Stewardship Manager of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. All work will take place outdoors, primarily at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive Township, but also on various preserves throughout northern New Jersey from Blairstown in Warren County to Mahwah in Bergen County. Work consists of invasive species control, 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 to maintain our preserves.

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Ideal candidate requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To apply, please email the following to Sandy Urgo at surgo@tlc-nj.org:

  1. Your name, address, and phone number

  2. A resume (maximum of two pages)

  3. In your email please relay how your education/experience qualifies you to accomplish the job duties listed above. Please indicate your time and date availability.

  4. 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.