Work Opportunities

About Mohonk Preserve:
Located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, Mohonk Preserve is New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve. Our mission is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. We manage over 8,000 acres of mountain cliffs, forests, fields and streams through four integrated programs – Conservation, Education, Stewardship, and Visitor Experience – and welcome over 300,000 members and visitors each year who come to hike, run, rock climb, boulder, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe and enjoy and experience nature.

Based in a vibrant university community, Mohonk Preserve offers a great working environment in one of New York’s greenest counties, with all-season recreation, access to Preserve lands, a dynamic, committed team of conservation professionals and long legacy of conducting ecological research and environmental education. The Preserve is also the home of one of America’s premier rock-climbing destinations.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission. Successful candidates will be equity-minded and committed to furthering our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice (DEIJ) goals.


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Carriage Roads & Grounds Coordinator

We are seeking Carriage Roads & Grounds Coordinator to plan, manage and execute stewardship and maintenance projects for the Preserve’s historic gravel carriage road system as part of our Stewardship team.

Application deadline: Feb. 10, 2022

Click here to see the full position announcement and apply.


Mohonk Preserve offers paid summer internships for students through our Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship in our Land Protection and Stewardship programs and our Schaefer Research Internship in our Conservation Science program. The internships run for 10 weeks (summer season). Information on the 2021 internship opportunities will be posted here in the new year.


Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship

The Scheuer Land Management Internship will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work within our Land Stewardship and Land Protection programs alongside the professionals who ensure that Mohonk Preserve’s lands are managed in a manner that protects their ecological integrity while welcoming visitors who seek a wide variety of recreational experiences.

The Scheuer Land Management Internship is open to students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior years of college (or equivalent credit hours) majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Science, Land and Natural Resource Management, Geography, Forestry, or other related fields of study.

The application deadline for the 2021 Scheuer Land Management Internship has passed. Please check back for more information about 2022.


Schaefer Research Internship

Dr. Vincent and Lois Schaefer established the Schaefer Research Internship “to introduce students to the fascination and almost infinite variety of the natural world by providing the setting, exposure to dedicated scientists, and opportunity to sample a wide variety of nature study.” This internship is based out of the Conservation Science department, operating in the Daniel Smiley Research Center located near Mohonk Lake.

Conservation Science staff carry out a broad program of ecological research projects including long-term studies on:

  • Climate
  • Natural history of plants and animals
  • Water quality and limnology
  • Phenology

The Schaefer Research Internship is open to students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior years of college (or equivalent credit hours) who are majoring in biology, ecology, geology, environmental studies/science, or related natural science majors.

The application deadline for the 2021 Schaefer Research Internship has passed. Please check back for more information about 2022.

Banner photo by Gerald Liddelow