Land Stewards

Land Stewards is a career development program for young adults, ages 21-30 (up to 35 for Military Veterans), interested in learning more about public lands and natural resources management. The Land Stewards program places participants in a 25-week internship with agencies like the Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, and environmental nonprofits throughout Washington and Oregon.

Internship Opportunities Include

  • Wilderness Ranger positions
  • Trail maintenance and construction
  • Invasive species mitigation
  • Wildlife impact surveys
  • Environmental education
  • Volunteer coordination

These projects typically occur from May to October and are suitable for individuals interested and/or experienced in working and living outside for extended periods of time.

Participants earn a modest living stipend and an AmeriCorps education award while working in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.

How to Apply

Include the Following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
    • Include one for each position you’re applying to (you can apply to 3 max.).
    • Include your motivation for applying and your outdoor experience as it relates to the position if it is not represented in your resume.
    • If you are unfamiliar with cover letters, click here to learn more.
    • Three professional references:
      • Include their name, phone number, email, and relation to you.

*Your application will not be considered without all of the required documents.

Email applications, documents, and questions to: 

Kendra Graham, Program Coordinator

Meet Our Interns

2023 Land Stewards: Colin Minder

OHV Trail StewardUmatilla National Forest

2023 Land Stewards: Eamon McNeil

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, playing baseball, surfing, and hiking. I am a middle child with an older sister who is married and living in Nashville, as well as a younger brother who lives in Philadelphia. My mom's side of the family resides on the east coast, from...

2023 Land Stewards: Jacob Kauzlarich

Hello, my name is Jacob Kauzlarich, but I like to go by Jake. I was born 20 minutes outside of Saint Louis on the east side of the Mississippi River. My family and I moved to North Carolina in 2017, where I started my first semester at the University of North Carolina...

2023 Land Stewards: Grace Leonard

My name is Grace Leonard, and I was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. I've been playing outside my entire life; whether it be hiking, biking, camping, etc., I'm always trying to find new places to explore. I got my degree in...

2023 Land Stewards: Elijah Claybaugh

My name is Elijah. My childhood was split between the deserts of Arizona and the mountains of northern Idaho. My immediate family consists of my mother, father, and my sister. I have always loved Nature and felt a very strong connection to it. I love hiking, cycling,...

2023 Land Stewards: Jared Keeling

I grew up in Billings, Montana, and spent relatively little time in the outdoors outside of sports until college. I attended Rocky Mountain College until injuring my knee for the third time my freshman year. Once I had recovered from knee surgery, I began exploring...

2023 Land Stewards: William O’Brien

I am originally from Dillon, Colorado, and moved to Eugene, Oregon, in September. I graduated from Western Colorado University in Gunnison with a bachelor's degree in studio arts with an emphasis in painting. Some of my favorite things to do in the outdoors are...

2023 Land Stewards: Taylor Eigenhuis

My name is Taylor Eigenhuis, but everyone has been calling me Creature or Critter since I was younger, so I’ve since embraced those nicknames as well. I’m 22 years old and was born and raised in Ventura, California, with my parents and two brothers. Growing up, I’ve...

2023 Land Stewards: Sienna Krulis

Hi everyone, I’m Sienna! I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and grew up with a love for the natural world around me. I graduated with my B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida in 2022. Since then, I’ve spent my time working various seasonal...

2023 Land Stewards: Monica Russell

Environmental Educator for the Willamette Resources and Educational Network

2023 Land Stewards: Michael Anzivino

I'm originally from the metro Boston area, and I grew up in Massachusetts. After high school, I took a NOLS course in Wyoming, and that cemented my love for the outdoors and sparked an interest in wilderness medicine. After returning to my home state, I served as an...

2023 Land Stewards: Kyle Stachan

My love for the outdoors started as a Boy Scout in Massachusetts, but I came to love outdoor recreation and adventure education during my gap year. I got to travel and learn about new sports and skills like mountaineering, sea kayaking, rock climbing, and teaching....

2023 Land Stewards: Hannah Sebring

Growing up in Colorado, I developed a strong affinity for the outdoors from a young age. Hiking, camping, fishing, etc. all were my primary outlets for connecting with nature. This connection led quickly to a passion for preservation and when it came time to choose a...

2023 Land Stewards: John Mathewson

I grew up on a small farm in rural Nebraska. From a young age, I was taught to appreciate the outdoors and to take care of the land that takes care of us. Most of my free time is spent backpacking, hiking, camping, and generally spending time outdoors. Once I...

Partners & Sponsors

As a partner of the program, your organization directly benefits from the support of a Land Stewards intern on projects that you determine such as volunteer coordination, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, surveying, education and any other aspect of public lands / natural resources management. Additionally, you have the opportunity to train a potential new member of your workforce.

Partners are required to provide a cash match, have time to supervise / mentor the intern and be available for specific program related trainings. It might sound like a lot but our past partners would tell you that it’s worth it. If you and/or your organization is interested in sponsoring a Land Stewards intern, please contact us via the button.