O’Neil Conservation Steward Internship Application

Position: O’Neil Conservation Steward

About the Program: 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.

Application Open Date:  January 1st

Application Deadline: April 15th (Applications will not be reviewed after this date)

Hours: 32 Hours per week/10 weeks

Duration: June 3rd to August 8th

Stipend: $5,000 for the duration of the internship


  • 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

Preferred Competencies:

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

To apply, please submit the following information in a single PDF to [email protected]:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in land conservation
  • Contact info for two references