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Summer Land Steward Intern

The Summer Land Steward assists TILT trustees and staff to better serve its mission.

During the summer months, TILT expands its property management on Signature Preserves, conservation easements, and recreational facilities and trails. The Summer Land Steward’s responsibilities include; assisting staff with conservation easement management; helping steward and manage all TILT-owned recreational facilities and trails; assisting with the development of Management Plans for TILT-owned properties; assisting with outreach through TILTreks programs and summer events, and office support. The Summer Land Steward of the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) is an hourly, seasonal paid position that reports to the Stewardship Director. Past interns are encouraged to reapply, for total employment not to exceed two (2) seasons.

Pay starts at $14.50/hr.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following –

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Assist TILT staff with the stewardship and management of fee-owned preserves and conservation easement files and research
2. Assist with all aspects of summer outreach through TILTreks and TILTalks
3. Assist in the conservation easement annual stewardship and monitoring
4. Work with staff and volunteers on preserve and trail maintenance projects; marking of Preserve boundaries and trails
5. Monitor fee-owned preserves and structures
6. Provide support for baseline reports/management plans, data collection, and assembly
7. Provide office administration support
8. Write news releases and related articles for media and outreach
9. Attend weekly staff meetings and take office notes

Secondary Responsibilities:
1. Collect trash within preserves and along public roads adjacent to TILT properties
2. Work with volunteers on various projects as needed
3. Assist with all aspects of summer fundraising events

Working Conditions: The Summer Land Steward will work outdoors and participate in trail walks and trail maintenance. Activities will occur on varied terrain and in variable weather conditions. Knowledge of the St. Lawrence River and boating experience is a plus.

Dates, hours, and compensation: The Summer Land Steward will work approximately 35 to 38 hours a week for 12 weeks between June and August. The exact start and end dates are flexible. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Some local travel is required. Pay starts at $14.50/hr.

To Apply Applications are due by March 15th but will be reviewed as received, starting January 15th. Applications should include a one-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, a resume, and contact information for two (2) professional references. Please send to Ken Nims, Stewardship Director, at or Thousand Islands Land Trust, P.O. Box 238, Clayton NY 13624.In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please write your name (Last, First) and Summer Land Steward as the subject line of your e-mail. More information about the Thousand Islands Land Trust may be found at: No phone calls or faxes, please.