The Westerly Land Trust is a thriving, dynamic and effective organization that protects and enhances Westerly’s natural environment and sense of place. Its leaders are engaged in attracting the talent and resources necessary to sustain and expand the organization’s programs to effectively achieve its mission.
Through a partnership with the Southeastern New England Educational and Charitable Foundation (SNEC) and the Westerly Land Trust (WLT), we are proud to announce two paid internship opportunities for Summer 2023. SNEC has partnered with colleges to encourage experiential learning in environmental conservation through an arrangement with Westerly Land Trust. Applying college students have worked with the WLT as interns for the past several years, assisting the organization with projects and activities in Environmental Conservation and other related tasks. This is our second year offering a Sustainable Farming Intern.
Conservation Programs Intern
This intern will assist with a diverse set of tasks relating to environmental education and land stewardship. This internship will provide exposure and experience to the environmental field and the structure and functionality of a nonprofit organization. The candidate will assist with field trips and educational programming through WLT’s Living Laboratories, focused on grades K-2 and 3-4. In addition, the intern will be involved in land stewardship activities, property maintenance, community garden upkeep, guided hikes, special events and other related land trust activities.
Sustainable Farming Intern
This intern will assist with the two sustainable farms and farmers located at the WLT Barlow Property in Westerly, RI. The intern will participate in a diverse set of tasks relating to sustainable farming, land use and stewardship, and agricultural education. This internship will provide exposure and experience to the field of sustainable agriculture and ethical farming practices, enhancing the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends. The candidate will assist the farmers in all aspects of their farming activities, including planting, watering, weeding, maintenance and harvesting. The intern will also assist WLT with community engagement and education through agricultural education programs, farm tours, and help in the Barlow Farm Stand.
Please fill out our volunteer form if you are interested in volunteering with us!