Internships - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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 Northern Forest Canoe Trail Summer Internships

Applications are closed for the 2016 season

Our interns are an integral part of the NFCT team! Whether guiding youth groups on paddling trips, or leading a volunteer effort to build stone staircases on a portage, our interns allow us to accomplish so much.

For a glimpse of past seasons, follow this link. And to get a sense of what its like to be an intern, read Megan Connoly's ('15) blog post. Want more? Check out Anna Cady's here. And Matt Gerhol's too!.


This year, with support from the NFCT Trail Fund , NFCT Membership , the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, REI, ACA, L.L. Bean, and Outdoor Gear Exchange we will be fielding seven stewardship interns and two youth program interns.

For all internships:NFE 2013 Andro

  • 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 otherwise noted, allo positions run from June 13 to August 19, 2016.

There are four types internship positions available for 2016:

Roving Stewardship Interns 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.NFCT interns on newly built tent site on Lake Memphremagog.

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

Flagstaff-Bow Loop Campsite Maintenance Crew will spend 9 weeks in maintaining water-based campsites along Flagstaff Lake and the Bow Loop Trail. Projects will include minor campsite access improvements, liter pick-up, cleaning fire rings, and repairing campsite infrastructure as needed. 

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


Stewardship Interns (Roving, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and Flagstaff-Bow Loop):

Northern Forest Explorer Interns


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NFCT Intern Recruitment Poster