Summer 2017 Internship: Kennebec Land Trust (Application deadline 3/1)

2017 Kennebec Land Trust Ronald Joseph Summer Internship

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will also assist with projects associated with KLT’s application for Accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on:

1) the economic and conservation benefits of local wood economies 2) stream ecology 3) rare plant research 4) invasive plants 5) the agricultural land use history of inland Maine islands.

In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.

KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research. We ask that students work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects, and that they submit a final report to KLT upon completion of their summer research.

Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Some housing opportunities are available.

KLT supervision:  Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director and Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director.

Hours: Flexible hours; 25-40 hours a week; June-August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:

· minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered

· ability to work independently and as part of a team
· strong organizational and time management skills
· ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
· comfortable working outside
· valid drivers license

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by March 1st, 2017. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Send full application to:

The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364

OR  Email: jtheriault@tklt.org