Conservation Steward Intern (Unpaid; Spring 2017)


Cause Areas


Mon Jan 30, 2017 08:30 AM - Fri Apr 28, 2017 05:00 PM


Aldie Mansion85 Old Dublin PikeDoylestown, PA 18901


Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Position advantageous to students majoring in: Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences, Animal Science, Biology, or other related science major. Other majors will be considered.
  • Detail oriented, ability to take direction and complete tasks;
  • Able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team with staff, interns, and volunteers;
  • Must be self-motivated and eager to work and learn;
  • Ability to endure potentially variable factors associated with outdoor work;
  • Physically capable of hiking several miles, over uneven terrain, and carry 15- 20lbs. of equipment;
  • Enthusiasm for natural and historic preservation.
  • A valid driver’s license and own transportation to and from various locations around the county and toAldieMansionin Doylestown is required.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS is a plus.

Anticipated Activities: The responsibilities of the Conservation Steward Intern could include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Heritage Conservancy staff with various management activities on properties throughout Bucks County such as mowing grass near property entries, boundary monitoring and habitat restoration.
  • Maintain and construct trails for recreational enjoyment of community;
  • Remove invasive plants using physical and mechanical methods while preserving native plants;
  • Occasionally interact with adjacent property owners;
  • Survey the flora and fauna as needed on properties;
  • Monitor and occasionally maintain various wildlife habitats both artificial (i.e. nest-boxes) and natural (i.e. vernal pools);
  • Maintain necessary equipment for property management.
  • Report completed activities and total work hours back to Heritage Conservancy Volunteer Coordinator and intern supervisor at the end of each month.
  • Represent yourself in a professional and respectful manner throughout the internship as you are representing Heritage Conservancy.

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week. (Ideally 1 full day per week, but can consider 2 half days)

Length of Appointment: Negotiable-positions available approximately late January through late April (about 10 weeks). Continuation of internship is dependent upon satisfactory progress of work.

Minimum Age Requirement: College Level.

How to Apply:Submit cover letter and resume to Shannon Fredebaugh at by December 1st. Interviews will take place the first two weeks of December.


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • People Skills
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Botany
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 day per week but can consider 2 half days
  • Must be able to lift heavy items, walk on uneven terrain and tolerate variable outdoor conditions
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