Meet Our Intern Class of 2018: Christine Leonhardt

Established in 2000, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Internship Program has served as an essential component of our Education Program helping to fulfill our mission of educating the next generation of environmental leaders.

Since the program started, The Land Conservancy has worked with more than 85 interns from colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Christine is a rising senior at Montclair State University, with a major in geography, a concentration in urban studies, and a minor in environmental justice.

She has been active in the environmental club since her freshman year and currently serves as the club’s head of social media and event planner. In her free time Christine enjoys traveling, kayaking, and yoga.

“I chose to intern at The Land Conservancy because I want to be a part of preserving our state’s natural beauty. “The Land Conservancy’s mission is inspiring, and I identify with the organization’s values,” Christine explains.

Christine plans to attend graduate school to study urban design and make cities happier, healthier, and greener places. She would like to continue to educate about living sustainably, and the importance of nature.

While interning at The Land Conservancy, Christine has been assisting with Environmental Resource Inventory Updates, Open Space updates, Flood Acquisition Plans and grant applications.