Gain invaluable experience while you help us to conserve land, blaze trails, save historic sites, and host events and programs. Fulfill college internship requirements, high school service hours, or community service hours and have fun while you’re at it. Merit and need-based scholarships are available for specific paid opportunities.

We are in need of interns in the following areas:

Development Intern

Development Interns will assist TLC’s Development Coordinator in our Kennett Square office. The ideal applicant is detail-oriented, organized, creative, a strong writer and editor, proficient in Microsoft Office, and interested in non-profit development, the environment, and conservation.

A Development Intern will assist the Development Coordinator with the following duties:

  • Researching foundations and funding opportunities
  • Researching potential projects and programs
  • Writing drafts of grant proposals, reports, and other outreach materials
  • Reading and proofreading
  • Maintaining wish lists
  • Maintaining internal development files and reports
  • Creating write-ups of TLC’s programs and events
  • Updating TLC’s social media pages
  • Various other tasks related to development and fundraising

To apply, please email a resume to or call 610-347-0347 x105.

Graphic Design Intern

TLC is seeking a savvy individual with graphic design experience to assist in creating outreach materials. The Graphic Design Intern will design graphic materials for promotion of TLC’s membership campaign, create promotional materials for events and programs, work on website design, and conduct other creative tasks that may arise. Candidates should be well-versed in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office, have great attention to detail and ability to work independently as well as with a team, and have a passion and desire to promote TLC’s mission through outreach and communications.

To apply, please email a resume to or call 610-347-0347 x101.


Land Stewardship Intern (Trail Blazer)
TLC Interns August 2013 (1)

TLC interns move a fallen tree

TLC owns and manages 5 nature preserves and over 500 acres of natural open space in the Kennett Square area. This program will give interns practical and theoretical experience in the field of natural lands management.

This internship involves physical labor and a lot of hiking. Sturdy and comfortable footwear is necessary. Experience working with hand tools and small gas powered tools is helpful. Interns must be reliable, be able to communicate effectively, have a willingness to work outdoors in varied weather conditions, and the ability to work independently or with a team. Must have reliable transportation.

Land Stewardship are seasonal and start towards the end of May or early June and last through the end of August or early September. Weekly hours are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-3 pm, weather permitting.

Duties will include:

  • Maintain existing tree plantings and cages by hand weeding and string trimming.
  • Design, create, and maintain natural hiking trails on TLC preserves using hand tools.
  • Removal and cutting of invasive plants, vines, and noxious weeds.
  • Watering and re-potting of young trees in nursery.
  • Planting of some native trees and shrubs.
  • Clearing of brush and tree blow downs as needed.

To apply, please email a resume to or call 610-347-0347 x106.

For information about the Teens Turning Green program via the Land Management department, please click here.


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Free Time Adventures program

Education Intern

Assist our Education Coordinator with planning, developing and leading environmental education programs for adults and youth, specifically our summer camp program. Free Time Adventures is a program that will run throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for children ages 5-12.

Summer interns will be primarily working at TLC’s headquarters, Walnut Hill, located in Avondale, PA and the adjacent 300-acre Private Bucktoe Creek Preserve. This will be a part time position from mid-June through mid-August; times will vary depending on program times but expect some weekend work.

To apply, please email a resume to or call 610-347-0347 x 104.


Events Intern

It takes a village to run TLC’s annual Trail Race for Conservation

TLC hosts and participates in many events throughout the year, including our Stateline Loop 5K/10K Trail, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and our Dog Days of Summer event. The Events Intern will assist with in-office coordination and promotion of events, as well as day-of support when available. Duties may include:

  • Assistance with promotion of sponsors and events through TLC’s website, social media, and online calendars.
  • Creating marketing materials, decorations, and marketing for silent auction items.
  • Entering, organizing, and alphabetizing event RSVP/Participation lists.
  • Creating lists and assisting with address labels and mailings for invitations and follow up.
  • Researching and outreach to potential sponsor matches for upcoming TLC events.
  • Assisting during events, in areas such as setup/breakdown, registration, photography, TLC’s outreach table, and other varied tasks that may arise.

To apply, please email a resume to or call 610-347-0347 x103.


Learn more about how you can help TLC through volunteer opportunities.