Internships - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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Become a Northern Forest Canoe Trail Summer Intern

Last year's interns had a positive impact throughout the Northern Forest. Whether guiding a youth group on an educational paddling trip through the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire, building a stone staircase on the Permenant Rapids Carry in New York, or reaching out to NFCT members, the effort was tremendous. For a glimpse of past seasons, follow this link.

This year, with support from the NFCT Trail Fund , NFCT Membership , and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation we will field three Roving Stewardship Interns, two Allagash Wilderness Waterway Stewardship Interns, and two Youth Program Interns.

Roving Stewardship Interns will complete trail work along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail,NFCT interns on newly built tent site on Lkae Memphremagog. living and working outdoors with other interns, staff, and volunteers. There will be opportunities for project coordination as well as hands-on field work ranging from sign installation, to stream bank stabilization, to stone staircase construction.

Job Description

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Stewardship Interns will spend up to 7 weeks Allagash Wilderness Waterway internworking in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway performing campsite and portage trail improvements. The first three weeks of the program will be focused on trainings to prepare you for this experience. 

Job Description

Northern Forest Explorer Interns will help coordinate and lead NFCT's Northern Forest Explorers initiative. NFE 2013 AndroInterns will work with children ages 10-14 during five-day paddling trips that connect young people to the possibliities found in nature.

Job Description

For all internships:

  • Candidates need to be at least 18 years old at the time of the internship.
  • All field-based Interns are required to have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid Certification. 
  • Candidates should have experience camping in backcountry settings and feel comfortable on the water in varied conditions.
  • Unless noted otherwise, the season will run from June 8 to August 14, 2015.

Applications for all intern positions are due by March 13, 2015 and should be e-mailed to