Summer Internship Program

Our O’Neil Stewards provide valuable conservation-related experiences to qualified college students interested in building careers in the protection of our natural resources.

North Shore Land Alliance O'Neil Stewards program

North Shore Land Alliance
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 a 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.

If you would like to receive notice when applications go live, please contact Meghan Leverock at [email protected].

More Interns


  • Olivia Larocchia – 2022 O’Neil Conservation Steward

    We are pleased to present the 2022 class of O’Neil Conservation Stewards. Olivia Larocchia is a senior graduating from Binghamton University with a BS in Environmental Science. She is very passionate about taking care of the planet so that all living beings, whether people, plants or animals, can thrive today and far into the future. […]

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  • Meg Rumplick – 2022 O’Neil Conservation Steward

    Meg Rumplick – 2022 O’Neil Conservation Steward Meg Rumplick, an Islip native, is a junior at Vassar College majoring in Environmental Studies focusing on Plant Biology and Geography. Meg has a keen interest in preserving the environment. After working at Vassar’s ecological preserve and herbarium last semester, Meg knew working for the Land Alliance would […]

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  • Lily Fallar – 2022 O’Neil Conservation Steward

    After considering many qualified candidates, we are pleased to welcome Lily Fallar to the 2022 class of O’Neil Conservation Stewards. Lily Fallar is a rising junior at Binghamton University. Lily is majoring in environmental science (with a concentration in earth science and natural resources) and is minoring in health and wellness. She is a Long […]

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Hear From Past Interns


College classes often give the facts and leave application to the imagination, whereas a great internship can provide skills and experience to put that knowledge into context. My internship with North Shore Land Alliance did this and more, as it helped me develop ideas of conservation and stewardship that I will carry with me into the future.”

Jeanne Wu 2019 O"Neil Conservation Steward


I truly believe my job here with North Shore Land Alliance is making a difference in our environment and community, and that the skills I’ve obtained will help me in my next career journey.”


“My summer in the Joyce and William O’Neil Stewards Program was a great opportunity that gave me strong experience and knowledge concerning environmental and land conservation.”.