Thanks to a generous five-year endowment from the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust, the North Shore Land Alliance launched a formal internship program with 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.
2016 – The Inaugural Class
Four interns were selected by a team of conservation professionals for the Joyce and William O’Neil Steward Program. Over the course of the summer they took part in a variety of activities including writing management plans for preserves, organizing volunteer and fundraising events, managing invasive plants, restoring damaged habitats, mapping and installing trails and educating the public about conservation.