Indian River Land Trust

The mission of the Indian River Land Trust is to promote the preservation, conservation, and improvement of natural resources and special places in Indian River County, Florida, for the benefit of the general public and future generations. We PRESERVE wildlife habitat, PROTECT scenic waterfront, and PROVIDE access for public recreation and education.


Vero Beach, FL 

Internship Description

The intern will be a trail monitor at various public preserves owned or managed by the Indian River Land Trust. Mornings will encompass walking or biking the trails to assess and photograph trail conditions, speaking to trail users about their experiences, and counting trail users. Occasional visits to public trails at other state or federal preserves will provide some context to Land Trust preserves. Afternoons will be spent mostly in an office setting or at home (depending on the status of COVID in our community) tabulating, analyzing and summarizing user data and creating and updating reports on trail conditions. A summary report on findings during the internship experience will provide both the Indian River Land Trust and the intern with an end product.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
8 Flexible  8:30am 5:00pm No No In person

Housing Information

It is possible  housing may become available to the intern via a Princeton alum. This item will be addressed during the interview process.

Internship Qualifications

The intern should have experience working with Excel spreadsheets and have a keen interest, or passion for, being outdoors, hiking and visiting public nature preserves.

Additional Qualifications

Experience with understanding and assessing trail conditions is a plus. Strong communication skills are desired.

Writing Sample Required?


Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations