2020 KLT Ronald Joseph Summer Internship
The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with environmental education programs at the Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead http://vaughanhomestead.org/.
Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.
Optional Independent Research Opportunities: KLT also provides opportunities for interns to conduct independent research focused on conservation and resource management, wildlife and plant ecology, land use history or other relevant topics.
This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct research focused on:
● land trust policies regarding siting of solar panels, wind turbines, hydropower facilities and other renewables – a national perspective based on specific land trust projects
● best practices for developing and managing multi-use trails
● socially responsible investing – best practices in the non-profit sector
In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.
Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.
KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research.
Rate of pay: KLT provides a stipend and housing. Interns are responsible for purchasing their own food.
Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to help compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at the IRS rate for summer interns.
KLT supervision: Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director and Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director.
Hours: Flexible hours; 32-40 hours a week (Friday research day optional); June 22 – August 23; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.
· minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
· ability to work independently and as part of a team
· strong organizational and time management skills
· ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
· comfortable working outside
· valid driver’s license
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by February 28, 2020. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.
Send full application to:
The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364
Email: [email protected]