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A Big Thank You To LOLT 2014 Summer Interns!

The Land Trust extends a big thank you to our summer 2104 interns. They were a pleasure to work with and helped us accomplish an incredible amount of work.

Summer interns at work with Lisa Shealy.
Summer interns at work with Lisa Shealy.

The LOLT Summer Internship Program was created to provide college and graduate students with the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the South Carolina Lowcountry during their summer break while receiving invaluable work experience and taking part in some serious summer adventures!  Interns spend the summer contributing to the long-term success of LOLT by assisting the staff in the management of a diverse and dynamic project catalogue, including some of the Lowcountry’s most breathtaking private properties, as well as other important conservation duties. The Program offers interns an opportunity to play a key role in our organization, utilizing their specialized and developing skillsets in a myriad of ways from legal review to GIS mapping to hot and buggy field work! LOLT also has additional intern opportunities throughout the year within various departments including Development, Education & Outreach, and Non-Profit Administration.  Please submit your resume and cover letter if you are interested in interning with the land trust to


LOLT Summer Interns on Coles Island
LOLT Summer Interns on Coles Island

Bruce Binney graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Urban Forestry.  While at Virginia Tech, Bruce assisted in the creation of the GIS-based Campus Tree Inventory.  As an arborist, he engaged both in General Tree Care practices as well as Integrated Pest Management and Plant Health Care work with The Bartlett Tree Experts in Virginia and Pennsylvania offices.  After moving to Charleston and completing his first year at the Charleston School of Law, Bruce got his first taste of lowcountry stewardship while working for the legal team in the SCDHEC Office of Coastal Resource Management.  Bruce is a member of the Environmental Law Society at CSOL and continues to “climb” his way through law school offering his tree care skills to family and friends.

Brendan Daniels joined the Lowcountry Open Land Trust for the summer from Charleston School of Law were he just completed his first year.  Prior to law school, he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an archivist focusing on electronic data management and preservation.  Brendan has a B.A. in history from St. Louis University and M.S. in finance from Webster University.

Chewei Kuo wasthe summer GIS intern for 2014. He just started his third year of the masters program in Landscape Architecture at Clemson University. He has an undergraduate degree in Geography from Taiwan and has further GIS experience from the college’s GIS Lab and graduate assistant work.

Joe Silva is a Legal Intern with the Land Trust for the summer of 2014. He recently completed his first year of study at the UNC School of Law and has a B.A. in History from Davidson College. Before attending law school, Joe held several positions at a private equity-funded real estate investment firm in Charlotte, NC.