Internships - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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 Northern Forest Canoe Trail Summer Internships

Applications due Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Our interns are an integral part of the NFCT team! Whether installing a new campsite, or leading a volunteer effort to build stone staircases on a portage, our interns allow us to grow and improve the trail.

This year, with support from the NFCT Trail Fund , NFCT Membership , the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, REI, and L.L. Bean,we will be fielding four stewardship interns.

For all internships:8th Lake Carry

  • 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.
  • Youth and community interns must have access to a personal vehicle for travel between sites
  • Unless otherwise noted, allo positions run from June 12 to August 18, 2017.

There are two types internship positions available for 2017:

Roving Stewardship Interns (2) will complete trail work along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, 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.

On the Water

Bow Loop Interns (2) will spend a majority of the internship on the Bow Loop Trail, a 34-mile water trail in Jackman, ME. Projects will include campsite and portage access improvements, liter pick-up, cleaning fire rings, and developing new campsite and trail infrastructure. 

Application Materials (Roving and Bow Loop):

For a glimpse of past stewardship seasons, follow this link. To get a sense of what its like to be a stewardship intern you can read blogs from our intern alumni:


Watch this video for a look at a recent NFCT project: