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Feb 2 / BARD CEP

Summer Intern, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust – Maine

Organization: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust

Position Title: Summer Intern

Location: Unity, Maine

Dates and compensation: Internships with the Trust are unpaid. The Trust will provide housing, weekly farm fresh produce, mileage reimbursement.; Hours: Flexible hours; 30-40 hours a week; May/June-August; some weeks may consist of more work hours than others.

Description: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust is proud to be a trusted community partner, working with willing landowners to conserve the lands they love and the resources Central Maine relies upon – abundant wildlife and fisheries, working woodlands, clean water, family farms, and places to hunt, fish and recreate in nature. Now in our 10th year, the Trust has forever conserved more than 3,600 acres, including more than 1,800 acres managed for public access. Program areas are focused on land conservation and stewardship, habitat restoration, and environmental education.

The Trust seeks 2-3 summer interns to contribute to our continued success in 2015. Internship opportunities are focused on property stewardship or strategic communications, while also providing general support such as assisting with mailings, contributing to the Trust’s social media presence, or supporting public events.

Responsibilities: PROPERTY STEWARDSHIP The focus will be identification and management of nonnative invasive plants on Trust properties, with additional opportunity to contribute to trail maintenance and construction, natural resource surveys, and public programs. Interns will also contribute content to the Trust’s blog site. Desired skills include basic plant, bird and animal identification, basic GPS/GIS applications, ability to perform physically demanding field work.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS Intern will assist in writing media materials and promoting the Trust to media outlets. Various other tasks will be assigned throughout the duration of the internship tailored to match the intern’s skills and interests. Communications activity will support the general operations of the Trust but also an ongoing capital campaign and habitat restoration project. Candidates should have some knowledge of writing for the media and a knowledge of and interest in environmental conservation. Strong consideration will be given to students who have written for print or online publications. Other highly desired skills include digital photography and video; and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.


  • minimum of two years of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in environmental science, ecology, biology, communications, environmental media or related degrees.
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • effective verbal and written communication skills
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
  • comfortable working outside
  • valid driver’s license

How to Apply: Candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest that indicates availability and preference for either a Stewardship OR Communications position. Positions will be filled as suitable candidates are identified.

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