|TLTC’s LandTerns Internship Program|
The LandTerns Program is a program of the Texas Land Trust Council that seeks to provide students, administrators, volunteers, and professionals with an interest in land conservation the opportunity to engage in internships with local land conservation organizations. Through this program, these individuals will expand their skill, knowledge, and background in the highly specialized area of land conservation.
LandTerns seeks to cultivate opportunities for experiential learning in the area of land conservation, by linking interested participants with relevant conservation-related non-profit organizations throughout the state. The goal of the LandTerns program is to promote and encourage a thriving land conservation community in Texas by providing excellent, one of a kind, hands-on educational and training experiences.
The LandTerns Program enhances the capacity of the Texas conservation community by cultivating opportunities for experiential learning in the field of land conservation, and by partnering with educational institutions to develop relevant curriculum, in order to illuminate the path to career opportunities in conservation.
Participants who complete the Texas State “Theory and Practice of Land Conservation” course are eligible to participate in the Texas Land Trust Council’s LandTerns Internship Program. Land trusts apply to host qualifying Interns by posting internship projects on the TLTC website. Students can then apply to serve in those internship positions directly with the local land trust partners. Interns who are selected may receive course credits through Texas State for their internship positions, as well as valuable experience for the future.