Land Stewardship Intern
The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking a hardworking and knowledgeable individual for a 14-week internship with our Land Stewardship Team. The Land Trust holds more than 3,500 acres of conservation lands in Northwest Arkansas and actively manages 700 acres for wildlife habitat and conservation. The primary focus of the Land Stewardship Team is the removal and control of invasive plant species, as well as construction and maintenance of trails and other infrastructure for public access. Additionally, the Stewardship Team conducts annual monitoring of all conservation lands including fee-simple properties and conservation easements. The Land Stewardship intern will have the opportunity to contribute to our team in the following ways:
Duties include but are not limited to:
•Invasive species removal, invasive species control
•Trail construction and maintenance
•Biological monitoring and surveying
•Maintenance of native plant gardens
•Data collection for baseline documentation
•Conservation easement monitoring
•Participation in volunteer days and on the land events
Your experience at NWALT will:
•Provide direct learning and experience in land management practices, stewardship, and conservation easement monitoring
•Provide exposure to the greater Northwest Arkansas community
•Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests in the environmental field
August 26th – November 29th
•All scheduled holidays/breaks observed by the University of Arkansas will be followed.
•Individual work schedules will be determined by supervising staff member.
•Interns will report no more than 15 hours/week.
This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship
Send your resume/CV and cover letter explaining your interest in this position with Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to Marson Nance firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust does not discriminate against any applicant or person participating in any aspect of this program on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical or mental disability.
About the NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LAND TRUST
Now in its 16th year, NWALT is the region’s only local and accredited land trust, dedicated to enhancing quality of life
through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement
services, the land trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation while enhancing quality of life for today and future generations. The service area of the land trust includes 13 counties in Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton and Washington counties.
•Applicants must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an environmental science, biology, wildlife management, or other natural resources program at an accredited university or community college in Arkansas.
•Applicants should be comfortable working outside in a range of habitats, weather, and often rugged landscapes.
•Applicants should be familiar and comfortable with the use of hand tools and infrequent use of power tools under supervision.
•Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of Arkansas ecology and the flora and fauna of the Ozarks and Boston Mountains ecoregions.
•Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
•Enthusiasm for the mission of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and the community we serve