Thank you to all who applied.
We are no long 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 the Land Alliance at [email protected].

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    Carter Rogan – 2024 O’Neil Conservation Steward

    We are pleased to welcome back Carter to our 2024 O’Neil Stewards program. He returns to the Land Alliance for a second summer after receiving his master’s degree in environmental science from SUNY-ESF. For his master’s capstone, Carter focused on treatment of beech leaf disease at one of the Land Alliance’s properties. He is excited […]

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  • Christina Larson 2024 O'Neil Steward Intern

    Christina Larson – 2024 O’Neil Conservation Steward

    We are delighted to welcome Christina Larson to our 2024 O’Neil Stewards program. Christina is a student at SUNY ESF working towards a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology. Christina has prior experience working with NYS DEC as a Forest Health Intern, detecting Southern Pine Beetle populations throughout the Central Pine Barrens as well as monitoring […]

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  • Vianca Hinds – 2024 O’Neil Conservation Steward

    We are delighted to welcome Vianca Hinds to our 2024 O’Neil Stewards program. Vianca is a recent graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) with a degree in wildlife science and is excited to begin her career. Having grown up in Huntington, New York, Vianca is extremely passionate about Long Island’s native […]

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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.”.