Summer Internship Program

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

We are not accepting any additional applications for our 2023 summer internship program at this time.

O'Neil Conservation Stewards Program

North Shore Land Alliance
O’Neil Stewards Internsip 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]

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    We are excited to announce that we have chosen three interns for the summer 2021 I’Neil Conservation Stewards program, which will begin the first week of June. 

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    2020 O’Neil Conservation Stewards

    A Long Island native, Peter is a rising senior at Vassar College majoring in Earth Science and Society (a unique blend of Earth Science and Geography) and minoring in Creative Writing. When not exploring the Peconic Bay on a paddle board or attempting to hike the 46 highest mountains of the Adirondacks, Peter can often […]

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  • 2019 O’Neil Conservation Stewards

    North Shore Land Alliance welcomes Julia Damiano, Samantha Pepe, and Jeanne Wu to our 2018 O’Neil Conservation Stewards program. We look forward to providing these young conservationists with an opportunity to gain valuable conservation-related experience.

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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.”.