Apply for INHF’s summer land stewardship internship

Looking for a summer internship? Want to help restore Iowa’s natural beauty while learning about ecology, land management, and wildlife? Then apply to be an INHF Land Stewardship intern!

Check out Matt’s story here  and read the description below to get a taste of what exactly the internship entails. Applications for the 2016 summer crew are due Sunday, January 24, 2016.

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2015 Intern Recap: Statewide Land Stewardship


What a great summer!

INHF Statewide Land Stewardship interns wrapped up their 11 week internship on August 6th. The crew of 9 interns worked on 22 different sites covering 18 counties across Iowa. These properties included private, public and county-owned land, working with a variety of conservation groups, landowners and prairie enthusiasts.

The summer consisted of 44 working days, that also included educational opportunities like the Loess Hills Prairie Seminar and Iowa Prairie Conference at UNI. Interns had many highlights from the summer, but they all included the amount of wildlife seen, including timber rattlesnakes, smooth green snakes and a Luna moth.

”This year’s interns were a hard working bunch and they brought a lot of passion and curiosity for Iowa’s landscape,” said Melanie Louis, INHF land stewardship assistant. “The summer played a huge role in many of their career paths. We’re excited to see where they go next.”

Thank you, interns, for your hard work for Iowa’s land, water and wildlife!

Learn more about INHF’s land stewardship internship.

Intern Update: Hannah Howard

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Hannah Howard – 2013 Land Stewardship Intern

“Growing up I always had the interest to be a park ranger, be outside, and to lead hikes,” said Hannah Howard. “But, as I became more educated in conservation during my first year at Iowa State, I realized that I wanted to be in more of a management and education type of field. I wanted to make an impact. That is why I chose to be an INHF land stewardship intern.”

Hannah grew up in Muscatine, Iowa, and has lived there her whole life. She gained her interest in preservation and conservation through her family. Between going on camping trips with her parents and working on her grandparents’ farm, she was always out getting her hair tangled and hands in the mud. Continue reading

ITC Midwest Relationship

On May 14, 2014, INHF and International Transmission Company (ITC) spent the morning at the Snyder Heritage Farm educating our interns about power lines and their management in natural areas. This was an interactive discussion where Troy Weary, Area Manager for ITC Midwest, and Chip Murrow, Forester with Davey, discussed their roles with both companies and how transmission lines and vegetation management of the lines affect the land. Continue reading

Apply now for the 2014 INHF Land Stewardship Internships

College students: This summer, help restore Iowa’s natural beauty while learning about ecology, land management and wildlife. INHF is now accepting applications for the 2014 State-wide and Blufflands Land Stewardship internships.

Land stewardship interns have been vital to the success of INHF’s mission since 2005. The internship program provides students with first-hand experience in managing areas of conservation throughout Iowa, working directly with professionals and landowners to protect Iowa’s natural resources. Continue reading