We are Now Accepting Applications for our
2024 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.

Thank you to the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust

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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    Carter Rogan – 2023 O’Neil Steward

    We are delighted to introduce Carter Rogan as a valuable addition to our esteemed O’Neil Stewards program. Carter is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the SUNY College for Environmental Science and Forestry. Carter, a native Long Islander, has an affinity for native plants and animals and is looking forward to applying what he’s learned […]

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    Patrick Muccini – 2023 O’Neil Steward

    We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Muccini to our esteemed O’Neil Stewards program. Patrick, a Long Island native and a rising senior at Binghamton University, brings a passion for environmental science ecosystems and a strong commitment to conservation.

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  • Victoria Bell - 2023 O'Neil Steward

    Victoria Bell – 2023 O’Neil Steward

    Victoria Bell is a rising junior at the University of Vermont studying Environmental Studies in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources with minors in Forestry and Music. She is from Huntington and is passionate about keeping Long Island’s natural areas in good health. She’s interested in conservation, ecology, environmental justice, climate change mitigation and how these disciplines intersect.

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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.”.