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Land Stewardship Internship

Land Stewardship Internship

The Brandywine Conservancy announces the availability of an internship with its Land Stewardship Program.  The Land Stewardship Intern will assist the easement management team with monitoring, administering, and enforcing the 478 conservation easements held by the Brandywine Conservancy, as well as related projects.  Applicants should have an academic background in environmental science, ecology, land management, land planning or a related field.  They should be organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently with little supervision, and should have a positive, energetic attitude.

Duties:

  • Assist easement management team with on-site monitoring of eased lands
  • Maintain field notes and prepare inspection reports in an Access database
  • Assist in the research, administration and organization of easement records
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned
  • Contribute to publications as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to read and interpret maps and orient oneself in the field
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions, including the ability to walk long distances through varying terrain and vegetation
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Access to a reliable personal vehicle required
  • Knowledge of land management practices and conservation easements desired

The internship will last approximately ten weeks, starting in the spring, and will be compensated at the rate of $15 an hour.  Housing is not available.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email only to lburke@brandywine.org.  Please include “Land Stewardship Internship” in the subject line.  Position open until filled.