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2014 Internship Opportunity Available

February 13, 2014

Downeast Lakes Land Trust Internship, 2014

Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education

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.

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. The intern will assist with planning and implementing habitat restoration projects, coordinating citizen science data gathering, performing routine maintenance of hiking trails and campsites on the Farm Cove Community Forest, and planning future trails on the West Grand Lake Community Forest project. The intern will also assist with DLLT events and ongoing education programs.

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

Details:  DLLT is seeking an intern for seven weeks in the summer of 2014.  Start and end dates are negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s 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.

To Apply:  Please submit a resume and cover letter with contact information for three references, preferably in a single .pdf document, to  Include in your cover letter an explanation of how the internship relates to your academic and career goals.

Deadline: March 20th, 2014.

Our recent interns have enjoyed their experiences in Grand Lake Stream, while learning a lot about community-led conservation.  Read how they described their own experiences:

2013 Intern Mary Carmack

2012 Interns Fiona Dearth and Katherine Pierce