Applications are closed for the season

Applications were 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 we will be fielding four stewardship interns as a result of funding we have received from the NFCT Trail Fund , NFCT Membership , Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, REI, and L.L. Bean.

2017 Internship positions

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.

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.

Internship Qualifications:

  • 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, all positions run from mid-June to mid-August.

For more info, contact Trail Director Walter Opuszynski at [email protected]