LAND MANAGEMENT & STEWARDSHIP INTERN
Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring Positions
Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries encompass nearly 3000 acres of ecologically diverse conservation land. Land management and stewardship interns work as part of a dynamic team of staff and interns who support property management efforts on several wildlife sanctuaries. Interns contribute to projects in their focus area as well teaming up on projects that cross disciplines with our conservation and education programs.
- Support ongoing efforts of Mass Audubon in the areas of land management and property stewardship;
- Duties will include trail marking, trimming and repairs, boardwalk and bridge repairs, invasive plant monitoring and control, documenting trespassing/encroachment issues;
- Position may also include office work, greeting visitors, and other duties as required;
- To some extent the position can be customized based upon the interests/skills of the intern and may include a variety of duties in the areas of environmental education and visitor services, wildlife and plant conservation, or land management and stewardship.
- Minimum hours:
- Summer: 20-25 hours per week over an 8-12 week period
- Fall or Winter/Spring: 8-16 hours per week over semester
- Strong interest and educational background in environmental science, environmental studies, environmental education, conservation, biology, botany, wildlife, natural resources, or related field;
- Minimum HS Diploma and 1 year of college education;
- Energetic, organized, team-oriented, with strong communication and record keeping skills;
- Solid interpersonal skills, flexibility, creativity, self-motivation, sense of humor, ability to manage diverse tasks, and willingness to learn;
- Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as part of a team;
- Must have reliable transportation to get to work sites;
- CPR/First Aid certification, and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher) desired;
- Successful candidates must pass a background record check (CORI, SORI and driver’s record)
Compensation and Benefits: This is an unpaid educational internship. Opportunities may be available to receive school credit or work study. Housing is NOT provided.
Additional Information: Mass Audubon’s mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife. Mass Audubon protects 36,500 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries include—Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield, Pleasant Valley in Lenox, Tracy Brook in Richmond, and Lime Kiln Farm in Sheffield. Combined, these offer 1,800+ acres of varied habitats and twelve miles of trails that welcome over 20,000 visitors annually for nature education and recreation including hiking and snowshoeing. Internships are based at our Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, MA and involve travel to other sanctuaries and study sites.
How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and contact info for three references to:
Dale Abrams, Education and Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] (e-mail preferred)
or Mass Audubon-Berkshire Sanctuaries, 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240