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The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking applicants for the following internship positions! 




Aerie Real Conservation Intern


With generous support from the Aerie Real Foundation, The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is seeking a talented and hardworking individual for a seasonal internship with our Land Stewardship and Management Team. The ARC Intern will primarily be focused on conservation and land management work across NWALT’s public access preserves.


The Land Trust holds nearly 8,000 acres of conservation lands in Northwest Arkansas and actively manages 6 public access preserves in Washington and Benton Counties. A primary focus of the Land Stewardship and Management Team is native habitat restoration and improvement through the removal and control of invasive plant species, biological monitoring, and construction and maintenance of trails and other infrastructure for public access. The ARC Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to our team in the following ways:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Invasive species removal, invasive species control

  • Trail construction and maintenance

  • Biological monitoring and surveying

  • Maintenance of native plant gardens

  • Participation in volunteer days and on the land events


Your experience at NWALT will:

  • Provide direct learning and experience in land management practices for ecological and public benefit.

  • Provide exposure to the greater Northwest Arkansas community.

  • Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests in the environmental field​.



  • ​Applicants must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an environmental science, biology, wildlife management, or other natural resources program at an accredited university or community college in Arkansas.

  • Applicants should be comfortable working outside in a range of habitats, weather, and often rugged landscapes.

  • Applicants should be familiar and comfortable with the use of hand tools and infrequent use of power tools under supervision (weed eater, push mower on occasion, leaf blower, etc.)

  • Willingness to use non-restricted use herbicides when needed (training and personal protective equipment provided)

  • Valid state issued driver’s license- may occasionally be asked to drive work truck; use of personal vehicle will be reimbursed at $0.52/mile.

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and the community we serve.

  • Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of or interest in Arkansas ecology and the flora and fauna of the Ozarks and Boston Mountains ecoregions.


Internship Term:


June through August- 300 hours maximum, with potential to extend season.


  • All scheduled holidays/breaks observed by the University of Arkansas will be followed.

  • Individual work schedules will be determined by supervising staff member.


Compensation: $13/hour


To Apply:


Send your resume/CV and cover letter explaining your interest in this position with Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to Renee Sniegocki


The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust does not discriminate against any applicant or person participating in any aspect of this program on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical or mental disability.


Now in its 21st year, NWALT is the region’s only local and accredited land trust, dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for all people through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement

services, the land trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation. The service area of the land trust includes 13 counties in Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties.


About Aerie Real Foundation #AerieReal Life

The Aerie Real Foundation works to build confidence in women, foster an inclusive community, and protect our planet to make the world a better place for all.

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