Meet Our Intern Class of 2018: Sam Hilde

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.

Sam has just finished his second year at the University of Vermont as he pursues a bachelors in Natural Resource Planning. During the school year he work as a Resident Advisor and am part of several outdoor clubs. When he is home in New Jersey, Sam volunteers with the Great Swamp Watershed Association and spend weekends kayaking, hiking.

“As a Stewardship intern at The Land Conservancy, I have worked to maintain South Branch Preserve and the Community Garden. In addition, U have posted boundary signage around the preserves,” said Sam. “I choose to apply for the The Land Conservancy internship because the position was created in conjunction with the University of Vermont Perennial Internship Program.”

Upon graduating Sam hopes to continue in the environmental field working towards enforcing conservation-oriented regulation or as a wetland ecologist in New Jersey or Vermont.