Stewardship Intern

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Waitsfield, Maine

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details 440/week
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Help steward a 740-mile waterway that traverses New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine!

We are looking for one more intern to join a four person team and help complete projects across the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Interns will work together alongside other NFCT staff and volunteers as a Stewardship Crew to complete a variety of campsite, river access, and portage trail development and maintenance projects along the trail corridor. Interns will have the opportunity to coordinate and lead a waterway work trip, cultivating leadership and team-building skills.

Position Details

  • Duration: June 7th—August 13th (flexible if need be)
  • Field-based, full time (40 hours/week)
  • $3,000 ($300/week) stipend
  • Food provided during work week
  • Trainings in paddling skills, timber and stonework, erosion control, leadership, volunteer management, and more!
  • Base camp in Waitsfield, VT for days off, with a communal kitchen, loft, tent space
  • Reimbursement for work-related travel in personal vehicles
  • Academic credit can be arranged

Internship Goals:

  • To build competence in trail work, erosion control, and stewardship techniques
  • To help complete hands-on, meaningful public access projects
  • To practice teamwork, leadership, and volunteer management skills
  • To obtain experience that helps prepare interns for a future career in conservation, natural resources management, or related fields.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; position open until filled.


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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance