We carry out our mission of conservancy via the four tenets of land conservation, historic preservation, stewardship, and education. We believe in a comprehensive approach that not only protects and restores open space, but creates experiences for the community to explore, enjoy, and learn about the natural world, so that we all can become ambassadors to the quality of life. If you have a passion for land conservation and feel driven to make a difference, please check out the available position(s) below and join TLC’s team!
There are no open positions at this time. Please reach out about volunteering or see below for active internship opportunities.
For College-Age Students:
The Trail Blazer Internship
Gain invaluable experience while you help us conserve land, blaze trails, save historic sites, and host events and programs.
We are happy to provide credit for your involvement! Please check with your professor or academic institution for requirements. Merit and need-based scholarships are available for specific paid opportunities.
Candidates should have an interest in land conservation or management. This internship involves physical labor. Experience working with hand tools and small gas-powered tools is helpful. Interns must be reliable, be able to communicate effectively, have a willingness to work outdoors in varied weather conditions, and the ability to work independently or within a team. Must have reliable transportation. Interns will assist the Land Manager and Stewardship Manager with the following duties:
Maintain existing tree plantings and cages by hand weeding and string trimming
Design, create and maintain natural hiking trails on TLC preserves using hand tools
Remove invasive plants, vines, and noxious weeds
Water and re-pot of young trees, shrubs, and plants in the nursery
Plant native trees and shrubs
Clear brush and blown down trees as needed
Please contact Carl Hutchinson at 610-347-0347, ext. 106 or email to apply.
For High School Students: The Teens Turning Green Program
Applications are closed for summer 2021.
TLC is looking for 9th and 10th-grade students who have a passion for the environment and love being outdoors. TLC seeks motivated students with career interests in science, technology, engineering, or math. We give preference to students whose parents don’t have college degrees.
Interns receive $9/hour for 18-20 hours/week over 8 weeks of the summer with 2 weeks during various school breaks throughout the year. Successful interns are invited to return for the following summers throughout high school.
Work is predominantly with the TLC land management staff with additional time spent assisting with the outdoor environmental education programs. Work is varied day to day and includes invasive species identification and management, trail maintenance and installation, and many other tasks to help teach methods of natural resource management.
To apply, all interested candidates are asked to volunteer for a three-day trial period over spring break, provide recommendations, and complete an application process to tell us more about you.
For more information or to register for the spring break trial period, email Abbie Kessler.