North Shore Land Alliance’s O’Neil Conservation Steward Internship Application 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 the protection of our natural resources.

Note: This internship is a field-based internship and will follow all COVID-19 guidelines put forth by New York State.


  • 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 giving educational programs/presentations

Note: Covid-19 Vaccination is required for this position. This internship will follow all Covid-19 guidelines put forth by NY State.

For more information about the North Shore Land Alliance O’Neil Conservation Stewards Program, please contact Meghan Leverock at (516) 922-1028 or [email protected]

Click here to download the North Shore Land Alliance’s O’Neil Conservation Steward Internship Program Description and Internships Application Details.

Open Date: 
January 1st

Application Deadline:
April 1st
Applications will not be reviewed after this date.

32 Hours per week/10 weeks

June 6th to August 11th

$4,500 for the duration of internship

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 [email protected]