Our interns represent a diverse range of talents, abilities, backgrounds, interests and fields of study. While dozens of interns have worked with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, since 2000, over 60 interns share an intense concern for environmental well-being.
Brian began working with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey as a development and communications intern in May. His internship with The Land Conservancy involves assisting in grant proposals for the application process, drafting articles for The Land Conservancy’s periodicals, and facilitating event logistics and communications.
Brian is a senior at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where he is working towards a degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior and departmental honors in Human Ecology. His environmental interests have also led him to a part-time internship with the Rutgers Climate Institute.
From 2011 to 2013, Brian lived in Togo and Benin, two small countries in French-speaking West Africa. He served, during this time, as a point of contact between local community leaders and church officials – often acting as a translator. He also helped organize litter cleanups within the country’s respective capitols.
Brian chose to intern at the Land Conservancy of New Jersey because he wanted to promote land conservation and gain an insight of development in the nonprofit sector. Brian says, “This specific internship offers an intimate look into how operations within the nonprofit sector function in financial terms.” In his free time, Brian likes to hike, kayak, and garden.
He plans to spend the rest of the summer working with The Land Conservancy before returning to school to complete his undergraduate degree. Beyond graduation, Brian plans on attending graduate school and working in government relations to promote sustainability practices.