Land Stewardship Internship

Position Start Date:  end of May/June 1, 2015
Position End Date:  mid to late August, 2015
Application Due Date:  March 2, 2015 (Applications reviewed as received)
Number of Positions:  3
Work Expectations:  40 hrs/wk
Pay Rate:  $7.25 per hour
Full time positions transition to part time (5 hrs/week) during the 2015/2016 school year

Are you looking to spend time outdoors in the prairies and woods on the Luther campus and want to gain job skills in natural areas stewardship?  Come be a part of Luther’s Land Stewardship Team.  This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience with restoration and management of natural areas, including management of invasive species, trail building and maintenance, prescribed burns, vegetation monitoring/research and more. Interns will work 40 hours/week summer 2015 and approximately 5 hours/week during the school year (Fall 2015/Spring 2016).

Applicant requirements:

  • must have completed Bio 151
  • must be available to work through Spring 2016
  • be willing and able to perform physical work, including brush cutting, clearing, lifting, etc.  
  • happily encounter working conditions with a positive attitude that sometimes includes mosquitoes and weather extremes (hot, cold, and sometimes rainy).

What do former land stewardship interns have to say?

“What I like most about working this summer was seeing all of the Luther land off trail… I also really enjoyed being able to see the difference my work made.  Transforming buckthorn thickets to open woodland, and garlic mustard "carpets" to woodland shrubbery was very rewarding work. ” – former land stewardship intern

To apply, you must:

  1. Submit the Summer Employment Application to the Office of Human Resources, Main 25, by March 2, 2015.
  2. Submit to Natural Areas Land Manager
    • Copy of application submitted to HR (Required)
    • An up-to-date transcript (Required)
    • Letter of recommendation (via email okay) from a former or current supervisor who can judge your work (Required)
    • A current resume (Optional)
  3. Complete the online common application on the Luther College sustainability web site

Please submit second part of application and direct any questions to Prof. McNicoll:

Molly McNicoll
Natural Areas Land Manager
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
190C Sampson Hoffland Laboratories
Luther College

Note: unfortunately seniors cannot apply - interns must have current student status and work will continue past May 2015 graduation.