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The Sourland Conservancy
Located in the heart of the most densely populated state in the nation, the 90-square-mile region sequesters carbon and provides fresh air and critical habitat for people and animals – including 57 state-listed, threatened and endangered species. Streams that begin their journey on the Mountain ﬂow into rivers that provide clean drinking water for millions of people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Migratory birds, ﬁsh and other animals rely on the Sourland forest to provide crucial food, shelter and breeding areas.
Over one million Sourland Mountain trees will die within the next few years due to an invasive insect, the emerald ash borer. The Sourland Conservancy is working with public and private landowners to mitigate the EAB’s impact and restore the forest. This complex restoration eﬀort began in 2020 and will continue for many years. The Conservancy and its partners will identify and prioritize sites and work with the landowners to develop the most eﬀective plan for each site.
The Sourland Conservancy plays a critical role in protecting the Sourland Region. The Sourland Conservancy’s mission is to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Region. We value inclusion, knowledge, respect, and diversity.
Stewardship Paid Internship
The Sourland Conservancy is seeking part-time Stewardship Interns for fall 2023. Each intern will report to the Stewardship Director and be primarily responsible for planting native trees and shrubs and installing deer fencing in the Sourland Mountain Region of Central New Jersey.
Spring internship: 12 weeks (250 hours maximum), Flexible Start & End Dates
The Sourland Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family status, or veteran status. The Sourland Conservancy values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply.
All Sourland Conservancy employees, volunteers and partners must follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines, wear a mask in enclosed spaces, and follow social distance protocol. Sourland Conservancy employees who will be working/traveling in enclosed spaces will be required to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.