O’Neil Stewards Program

Thanks to a generous five-year endowment from the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust, North Shore Land Alliance launched a formal internship program with stipend in the summer of 2016.  We aim to give college students a diverse experience, build their job skills and inspire them to consider careers in conservation.  For the Land Alliance, an organization whose land holdings are growing quickly, the additional hands provide much-needed care for our preserves.

We are very grateful to the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust for this fabulous opportunity to train the next generation of conservation stewards.

Internship Details

The Land Alliance’s William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Conservation Steward program delivers valuable conservation-related experiences to qualified college students interested in building careers in protection of our natural resources.

Working with Meghan Leverock, the Associate Director of Stewardship, interns will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining plantings as part of habitat restoration projects
  • Trail maintenance and building
  • Monitoring and removal of invasive plants
  • Working with volunteers and staff in preserve management projects
  • Leading educational nature walks and programs

Required Competencies:

  • Commitment to environmental conservation
  • Comfort with being outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Comfort with working both independently and as part of a team
  • Research, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • An interest in conservation education
  • Ability to get to and between job sites is a must!

Preferred Competencies:

  • Ability to identify local flora/fauna species
  • Experience with gardening/plant care
  • Experience managing invasive plants
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience giving educational programs/presentations

2020 Summer Internship

Open Date:

32 Hours per week/12 weeks

June 1st to August 20th


To apply please submit in a single PDF:
– Resume
– Cover letter detailing your interest in land conservation
– Contact info for two references
Please send applications and/or questions to Meghan@northshorelandalliance.org

Contact Meghan Leverock
Associate Director of Stewardship
PO Box 658, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Telephone: 516-922-1028