The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking two seasonal land stewardship fellows to join our crew this summer! If you are an undergraduate in a conservation-related field, this is a perfect opportunity to gain hands-on fieldwork experience to complement your studies.
The Seasonal Land Stewardship Fellowship is part of the foundation’s Future Leaders Program. Understanding that leadership in conservation is a critical piece to solving the ongoing and emerging environmental issues of today, the Future Leaders Program supports fellows at career stages ranging from collegiate to post-graduate to mid-career. Regardless of their stage, all fellows receive a life-enriching learning experience framed by Aldo Leopold’s call for a respectful relationship between people and land.
In this six-week experience, fellows are immersed in the history, ideas, and landscape of Aldo Leopold in addition to learning the land management and monitoring techniques used on the property. Fellows learn how to use specialized equipment with practice in the field, and have the ability to improve their flora and fauna identification skills while on the job. Moreover, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and networking activities.
Seasonal land stewardship fellows will work side-by-side with other land management staff to treat and control invasive species, contribute to citizen science projects, participate in prescribed burns, and more. Qualified candidates should be prepared for daily physical work outdoors in a variety of conditions. Read how one former fellow distilled this experience into five “absolute” truths.
Still interested? We hope so!
Applications are due by April 25th. Please send all application materials to Carl Cotter at firstname.lastname@example.org. For full application instructions, please view the job description. Applicants are also required to have two academic or professional references fill out a brief online questionnaire.
Not a college undergraduate? Maybe you know one, or lots? Please share this opportunity with those who might be interested!