TRLC Internships Filled by Thomasson and Cohen

July 30, 2018

Zachary Cohen and Jacob Thomasson are serving as stewardship interns for Tar River Land Conservancy this summer.  Mr. Cohen and Mr. Thomasson’s duties include inspecting many of the TRLC’s protected properties located across an eight-county region.  Additional projects have included trail-building with community groups and volunteers at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area and updating TRLC’s land and monitoring records.

“Zach and Jacob have brought energy and drive to these internships, which is demonstrated by their work,” highlighted Derek Halberg, TRLC’s Executive Director. “We’re fortunate to have them as TRLC team members this summer.  We trust that the experience they’ve gained with TRLC will benefit their conservation careers.”

Mr. Cohen is a junior in the University Honors College program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, majoring in Geography and Agribusiness.  He is a 2016 graduate of Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Virginia.  Prior to college, Mr. Cohen was active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was selected as a member of the Order of the Arrow.  He previously worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mr. Thomasson is a 2017 graduate of J.F. Webb High School in Oxford.  He is currently enrolled at Vance-Granville Community College with plans to transfer to N.C. State University to major in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.  Mr. Thomasson grew up working on his family’s tobacco farm in Granville County.  He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.  He previously worked for Revlon, Inc., and Creative Turf, Inc., in Oxford.

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Thomasson were selected for 12-week summer internships following a competitive application and interview process.  Since 2002, Tar River Land Conservancy has offered summer internships to one or more college students working towards degrees in natural resources management, forestry, agriculture, wildlife management or related discipline.  To receive future internship announcements, please send an email with your name and contact information to