KENNEBEC LAND TRUST SUMMER INTERNSHIP
2015 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 also support KLT’s Land Trust Alliance Accreditation application. 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.
Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on 1) the ecological functions and characteristics of mature growth forests 2) oral histories – childhood memories of days in the woods on Howard Hill, Augusta 3) the economic and conservation benefits of a local woods market 4) the frequency and impacts of public use on conserved lands. 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. We ask that students work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects, and that they submit a final report to KLT upon completion of their summer research.
Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Rustic housing opportunities are available.
KLT supervision: Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director; Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Coordinator
Hours: Flexible hours; 25-40 hours a week; June-August; 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 drivers license
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by March 1st, 2015. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.
Send full application to:
The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Coordinator
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364
Email: [email protected]
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