Internships

 

The Kingston Land Trust is pleased to offer an internship program for students and interested parties. Currently we are not accepting applications. Please check back in the summer to apply for our fall session.

 

Internship Description–  Ongoing
KLT is seeking interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, surveying, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Independent Research Opportunities
In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management. We are generally looking for students/interns to conduct studies focused on 1) the social, agricultural, and land use patterns of a historic City Kingston, New York  2) the ecological functions and characteristics of Esopus Creek, Rondout Creek and Hudson River  3) the economic and conservation benefits of a city that embraces urban agriculture and connectivity. In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.

KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research. We ask that students work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects, and that they submit a final report to KLT upon completion of their  research.

Rate of pay: Internships with KLT are unpaid. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. Housing is not provided.

KLT supervision:   Rebecca Martin, Executive Director – Kingston Land Trust

Hours: Flexible hours; TBD

Qualifications:
• minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, land surveying or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
• ability to work independently and as part of a team
• strong organizational and time management skills
• ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
• comfortable working outside
• valid drivers license

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Date posted: TBA

For additional information please contact:
Rebecca Martin
Executive Director
Kingston Land Trust
PO Box 2701
Kingston, NY  12401
845/877-LAND (5263)
www.kingstonlandtrust.org
kingstonlandtrust@gmail.com