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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.

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Announcement: ESLC seeking Land Program Intern for Summer 2022

Job Title: Land Program Intern

Supervisor: Land Program Manager

Purpose: In efforts to preserve the prime farmland, wildlife habitats, and unique natural assets of the Eastern Shore, ESLC assists landowners in exploring and implementing various conservation options for their properties, such as conservation easements and habitat restoration. For more information about the Conservancy, please refer to our website at www.eslc.org

Job Duties: The Land Program Intern will assist Land staff with achieving ESLC’s conservation objectives, including monitoring and reporting on conservation easements, completion of project intakes and research, recordkeeping, and data management. There will also be several larger scale projects to be completed by the Intern, based on their interests.

Training/Benefits: The Land Program Intern will have an opportunity to learn about and work on a variety of pressing conservation issues affecting the Eastern Shore, including green infrastructure preservation, and resilience strategies for climate change impacts. In addition, those interested in exploring other aspects of conservation and non-profit management — including our Towns, Advocacy, and Advancement work — may have opportunities to work with our staff and learn about those fields. The administrative and technical skillsets gained through this internship will be highly valued and transferable to a variety of entry-level positions in the conservation community.

Qualifications & Skills Required: The ideal candidate will be pursuing an associates or bachelors degree in natural resource management, environmental studies, or a related field. The candidate should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working with people, have an interest in the land conservation field, and be able to spend long days in the field hiking and collecting land-based property information. Strong technological skills necessary, including geographic information systems (ArcGIS preferred). Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle are also required(reimbursement of business mileage is available).

Location: The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is located at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center,114 South Washington Street, Easton, Maryland. This position will be in person and some teleworking will be allowed with Supervisor approval. Time Commitment: Internship will run 12 weeks from Mid-May through Mid-August, with a flexible start and end date based on applicants’ school schedule. Minimum 3 days per week, 8:30 AM -4:30 PM. Flexible scheduling available with Supervisor approval.

Compensation: $100/day with $2,000/month maximum.

How to Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to David Satterfield, Land Program Manager, at dsatterfield@eslc.org no later than April 15, 2022 for Summer 2022.

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