2016 Scheuer Land Management Internship

Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, New York

Organization: Mohonk Preserve

Type of opportunity: Internship, seasonal

Duties: Interns will join the Mohonk Preserve Land Protection, Stewardship, and Facilities staff to assist with:

·    General Land Management and Facility Maintenance;

·    Preserve Property Line Inspection, Posting and Reporting;

·    Specific Project Planning including Facilities and Trail Design;

·    GPS/GIS Applications;

·    Member and Day-Visitor Contact;

·    Basic Ranger Training and Daily Preserve Patrols.


The intern and his/her supervisor will design a specific land management project that the intern will complete that will include a final written deliverable (e.g. Report, Maps, Design Plan, etc.).  At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will also be required to make a short oral presentation using PowerPoint to summarize his/her work experience and their specific project.

Desired qualifications: Junior and senior undergraduate college students majoring in Environmental Science, Land and Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Public Safety, Land Planning and/or Landscape Architecture, or other related fields of study. Ability to hike a minimum of 7 miles and provide personal gear for the day (rain gear, appropriate clothing, hiking boots). Driver’s license preferred.

Start and end dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)


Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis; Preserve membership for duration of the internship

Link to more information: Job Page

How to apply: Send your resume; a cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals; your current transcript (unofficial is OK); and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to: Emily Hague, Director of Land Protection & Stewardship, Mohonk Preserve; P.O. Box 715; New Paltz, NY 12561; OR send the application as a single pdf (minus the two letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly by the referrers) to ehague@mohonkpreserve.org by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application deadline: March 15, 2016