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

2024 Land Stewards: Autumn Youngberg

I grew up in a rural area and spent most of my childhood outdoors. Family camping and hiking trips were a central experience for me growing up. I received my degree in Anthropology, and worked indoors for a long time. I missed the outdoors and had to get back out...

2024 Land Stewards: JonLuke Mowell

Hey y’all! My names JonLuke Mowell and I’m from Myersville, Maryland. My love for nature begins with my home and childhood; my surroundings were farm fields mixing with the Appalachian Mountains. This landscape became the backdrop for my passion in many different...

2024 Land Stewards: Sophia Mosbrucker

I grew up in Spokane, Washington in a tight-knit family, all with a love for the outdoors. Living in Spokane gave me a lot of access to outdoor recreation; I grew up Nordic skiing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and so much more. I've always found being outdoors grounds...

2024 Land Stewards: Palmer McDaniel

Hi y'all, my name is Palmer. I grew up in Georgia and moved to Seattle when I was about 11. I fell in love with the outdoors from an early age as my family often went camping, and after moving to Washington this was increased tenfold. I feel as though the mountains...

2024 Land Stewards: Maiya McAuliffe

Hello! My name is Maiya McAuliffe; I am from Tacoma, WA, as well as a recent graduate from Pacific Lutheran University with Bachelors Degree's in Biology and Hispanic Studies. I have been active outdoors person, whether it’s hiking, backpacking, scuba diving,...

2024 Land Stewards: Aaron Lindsey

My name is Aaron Lindsey. I grew up in Maryland in a small town called Hancock. I later moved to Hagerstown. I do not recommend visiting either of these places. I was fortunate enough to have two parents who thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and consistently took me on...

2024 Land Stewards: William Johnson

My name is Bill. I grew up in southwest Washington where I spent many of my days in the woods on my family's timberland. I enjoyed my time in the woods, from Mt. St. Helens to the Cowlitz River, hunting to fishing. I am a hunter, a fisher, a hiker and a logger. I...

2024 Land Stewards: Nate Jensen

My name is Nate Jensen and I grew up in Salt Lake City, UT at the base of Millcreek Canyon. I am grateful to have grown up in such a beautiful place with the opportunity to explore Utah’s diverse ecosystems. With the Wasatch Mountain range in my backyard and the...

2024 Land Stewards: Alex Cohen

My name is Alex Cohen. I was born just outside of D.C. but moved to the PNW in elementary school and grew up on Bainbridge Island in Washington. I have always been an active person - I played a variety of sports growing up which turned to outdoor recreation as I got...

2024 Land Stewards: Jessica Rodriguez

My name is Jessica, I go by she/her pronouns and I am a lifelong learner and advocate for every population that is oppressed. I am taking a break from my studies at Cal Poly Pomona, where I major in English and Special Education, to be here and I couldn’t be more...

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.