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 REI and the NFCT Trail Fund, we will field three Roving Stewardship Interns, two Allagash Wilderness Waterway User Impact Surveyors, and two Youth Program Interns.
Roving Stewardship Interns will complete trail work along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, living in a tent 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.
Allagash Wilderness Waterway User Impact Surveyor Crew Interns will spend up to 9 weeks working in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway performing campsite and portage trail assessments that will help compare the degree of impact from a previous study and develop an infrastructure maintenance strategy for sites throughout the waterway.
Youth Program Interns will help coordinate and lead NFCT's Northern Forest Explorers Youth Program. Youth Program Interns will work with children ages 10-14 in a program developed to connect rural youth with their backyard waterways.
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. If you do not have a current certification we can help you find a location offering the training before the season begins.
- Ideal candidates will have experience camping in backcountry settings and paddling both still and fast water.
- Unless noted otherwise, the season will run from June 9 to August 15, 2014.
Applications for all intern positions are due by March 14, 2014 and should be e-mailed to intern@NorthernForestCanoeTrail.org.