Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Internship

671 Cold Spring Road Williamstown, MA 01267 www.wrlf.org [email protected] 413-458-2494

Summer internship with the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
at Sheep Hill
What could be better than spending the summer in Williamstown, enjoying the outdoors,
discovering some of Williamstown’s unique natural areas and learning about land conservation
and nature education?

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (WRLF) a land conservation trust dedicated to the
preservation of the Williamstown area’s rural New England character, offers a summer internship
to anyone who is interested in land conservation, non-profit management, natural history, and
outdoor education.

Its Sheep Hill headquarters at the Mary and Craig Center for Nature and Rural Heritage in
Williamstown has been developed as a place for children and adults to explore the natural
environment and connect to the agricultural past of which this former farm is a part. In addition
to Sheep Hill, WRLF owns 15 diverse properties totaling 588 acres, many with popular hiking
trails such as Pine Cobble, Chestnut and Fitch.

WRLF works with the Williams Center for Environmental Studies to fund their summer
internship. If you are offered this position, you will need to apply to CES for funding.

Information can be found at
http://ces.williams.edu/summer-opportunities/funding-research/. There may also be funding
options through Alumni Internships at OCC.

About the internship
This internship is seen as an opportunity to learn about the WRLF, its land preservation efforts,
and how it works within the community. It will also offer the opportunity to experience firsthand
the issues involved in non-profit and land management. Interns work directly with the Executive
Director and other staff. The position includes assisting with several week-long children’s
summer nature programs and leading outdoor stream ecology hikes for young teens throughout
the summer for Overland Adventure travel. There may also be the occasional opportunity to join
with the WOC/WRLF trail crew on trail work. The student will also design and undertake a special
project once the internship is underway and in consultation with the Executive Director.
Transportation is helpful but not required.
Leslie Reed-Evans, Executive Director
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
Sheep Hill
671 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-2494; [email protected]; www.wrlf.org