Here’s our job description. See our Facebook photo albums and Instagram @waldocountysoilandwater to see interns on the job. A diverse, skill building conservation position for college students, the position offers stipend pay and free housing.
We are hiring for an internship position which will be focused on land stewardship and assessment for farms, forests, and parks. The activities include biological monitoring and conservation-oriented land management work in varied landscapes. Tasks include planting native plants, invasives control and assessment, ecological restoration site improvement and sustainable farming with new agricultural technologies. Hemp agriculture training is also featured. The intern will use GPS and GIS mapping technology to characterize and mark invasive plant populations and to do other GIS tasks. Other responsibilities can include writing reports, posts and articles on our findings and inputting and organizing scientific data. The intern will work under the direction of the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) based in Rockport, and Waldo County SWCD based in Belfast, and will also work with several other area environmental organizations and agricultural producers. This internship will provide development of a broad skill set applicable to many environmental science careers. Two positions are available for an 10 week commitment (May 25 to July 31), and there are additional opportunities for shorter term or project work. Students may apply by sending a letter of interest and a resume to Rebecca@knox-lincoln.org. Please do not apply on Facebook. The internship is unpaid, but includes stipend payments for a significant portion of the work, and free housing in a private modern cabin (with electricity, internet, hot water) if needed.