WAREHAM LAND TRUST – SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
About Wareham Land Trust
Wareham is a residential seacoast community with 54 miles of shoreline located in southeastern Massachusetts at the head of Buzzards Bay, near the southern end of the Cape Cod Canal. From barrier beaches to forests, Wareham’s 37 square miles is comprised of diverse lands, water, and natural resources. The Wareham Land Trust is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2001 to conserve and protect Wareham’s open space and natural resources. In the short time since its inception, the Wareham Land Trust has conserved over 680 acres of open space though land acquisition and conservation restrictions – protecting wildlife habitat, safeguarding wetland and estuary ecosystems, preserving scenic vistas, and providing natural areas for passive recreation. The Wareham Land Trust has an office located in the center of town – the perfect home base to access our 35 fee and conservation restriction properties, which include unique habitats such as Atlantic coastal pine barrens, riparian areas that are home to a high density of rare plants, salt marshes, and vernal pools.
About the Position
What could be better than spending the summer in the coastal town of Wareham, enjoying the outdoors, working in unique natural areas and learning about land conservation and environmental education? The Wareham Land Trust is offering a summer internship for the summer of 2022 to a current college student interested in land conservation and habitat management, non-profit management, ecology, and environmental education. This internship is designed to provide the opportunity to learn about the Wareham Land Trust and its land preservation efforts. The intern will work directly with the Executive Director. Position responsibilities include helping to develop and lead summer natural history, ecology and environmental science programs for children and adults, assisting with a biodiversity inventory of key conservation lands, developing property management plans, and performing habitat management tasks, but can be tailored to take advantage of the intern’s unique skills and interests. The student will also have the opportunity to design and undertake a special project once the internship is underway and in consultation with the Executive Director.
This is an unpaid internship opportunity. You will, however, receive extensive educational opportunities, real-world experience, and the satisfaction of directly contributing to land conservation and community outreach efforts! Free housing can be made available.
Start and end dates are flexible, but preference will be given to candidates that can commit to 10 weeks of work. The position is full time, although some weeks may consist of more work hours than others, and may require some work on weekends for special events.
Wareham Land Trust is seeking a motivated and task-oriented individual with the following qualifications:
- Minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree; other majors will be considered
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Comfortable working outside
- Valid driver’s license and be able to provide their own transportation.
Interested applicants should also 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.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by February 25, 2022. Email submittals encouraged, but hard copies sent through the mail will also be accepted.
Send full application to:
Elise Leduc-Fleming, Executive Director
Wareham Land Trust
P.O. Box 718
Wareham, MA 02571