Eastern Shore Land Conservancy


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Mission Statement
Conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural landscape of the Eastern Shore.

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Work With ESLC

Thank you for your interest in joining a dynamic team of professionals working to save land and promote sound land use planning on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is a leading regional land trust on Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore responsible for preserving nearly 65,000 acres since 1990. Do you want to be engaged in the future of the beautiful Eastern Shore? Then come join our exciting and dynamic team at the award-winning Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton’s charming historic district!

Our office in downtown Easton, Maryland.

Current Job Openings

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is currently seeking candidates to fill the following roles:

Organizational Intern (Summer 2023)

Reports To

ESLC Leadership Team (Directors of Advancement and Administration, Land Conservation, and Land Use and Planning)

Job Type



40-hour per week for 10 weeks


Easton, MD


The Organizational Intern will gain a wide variety of experience in the environmental non-profit
arena. This person will work with all departments in our organization and will develop skills and
gain experience that will be helpful in their career. If you would like to work with Maryland’s
leading land trust, we encourage you to apply.

This is a ten-week and 40-hour per week position, in our downtown Easton office. The start
date is anticipated for late-May or early June, depending on availability. Compensation for the
position will be $5,000, paid biweekly. Interns will be required to secure their own housing for
the position. ESLC Staff are happy to work with selected candidates to suggest housing options
for the summer.

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to Sabrina Hearn, Human Resources Manager, at
shearn@eslc.org. We will accept applications until the position is filled.



This internship is intended to give the recipient the benefit of working with all departments and
staff of Eastern Shore Land Conservancy. Responsibilities may include:

Working with the Land Conservation department, you may assist Land Conservation staff with
achieving ESLC’s conservation objectives, including monitoring and reporting on conservation
easements, project intakes and research, GIS analysis and data management, and

Working with the Land Use and Policy department, you may assist department staff with
advocating for conservation policies at the county and municipal level, preparing for the 2024
Legislative Session, developing GIS analysis, and providing community engagement for the
Chester River Heritage Trail.

Working with Advancement and Communications, you may assist with social media, help with
events, research photo archives to help us tell the stories of our work, and learn about the
fundraising needs of a non-profit organization.

Working with Administration, you may help with digital document organization, spend time
with President Steve Kline on issues that affect the Eastern Shore as well as the organization,
and have the opportunity to engage with partners, board members and other stakeholders.



Applicants for this position should demonstrate the following characteristics:

• A current college student pursuing a bachelor’s degree OR a spring 2023 graduate with a
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, or degree related to
our organizational mission.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working with people, and be able to
spend long days in the field hiking and collecting land-based property information.
• Strong technological skills necessary, including Microsoft Office Suite, geographic
information systems (ArcGIS preferred) and database management (Blackbaud/Raiser’s
Edge preferred).
• Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle (reimbursement of
business mileage is available).
• A desire to learn about the full breadth of a non-profit organization.
• A passion for conservation, the outdoors, and protecting the rural Eastern Shore of



Eastern Shore Land Conservancy works to conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural
landscape of the Eastern Shore. Our vision is an Eastern Shore that is forever a special place of
diverse and abundant natural resources and thriving rural economies. We are Maryland’s
leading regional land trust, with more than 63,000 acres preserved, including more than 300
easements across our six-county operating area. Our team of highly dedicated professionals
works out of our offices in historic downtown Easton.

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is a region rich in diversity of all kinds, from our people to our
natural resources. The future of this iconic place depends on the engagement of everyone,
from all backgrounds and experiences. ESLC values diversity in all its forms and encourages all
qualified individuals to apply.

Additional Information and To Apply

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to Sabrina Hearn, Human Resources Manager, at shearn@eslc.org. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

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