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2013 Downeast Lakes Internship Opportunity

March 14, 2013

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to announce an opportunity for a 2013 summer internship in Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education.

This internship will provide broad exposure and experience assisting the work of a community-based conservation group engaged in landscape scale forest conservation and management.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.

The Internship:

We are seeking an intern for seven weeks in the summer of 2013.  Start and end dates are negotiable depending on the successful candidates academic schedule.  The intern will receive a weekly stipend of $300.  Lodging is not provided, but we can assist the intern with arranging local accommodations if needed.

Intern projects will include assisting with:

  • Planning and implementing aquatic habitat restoration projects with DLLT staff and partner organizations and agencies to enhance habitat for brook trout and other aquatic wildlife.
  • Performing routine maintenance of hiking trails and campsites on the Farm Cove Community Forest, and planning future trails and campsites on the West Grand Lake Community Forest project.
  • Staffing events, including: DLLT booth at the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival July 27-28,  Annual Picnic and meeting on July 28,  West Grand Lake Race on August 4th, and weekly Tuesday morning Explorations and Adventures education programs.


Undergraduate or graduate student in a natural resources related field, with ability to work independently, excellent communication and computer skills, and experience working outdoors with hand tools.  Experience with GPS equipment and Wilderness First Aid training desirable.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter, with contact information for three references, to, with “Internship Application” in the subject of your email.  Include in your cover letter an explanation of how the internship relates to your academic and career goals.

Deadline: April 5th, 2013.

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