Stewardship Internships

Help steward a 740-mile waterway that traverses New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine!

Three Stewardship Interns will help complete projects across the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Interns will work together alongside other NFCT staff and volunteers to complete a variety of campsite, river access, and portage trail development and maintenance projects along the trail corridor. Interns will have the opportunity to coordinate and lead a waterway work trip, cultivating leadership and team building skills.

Position Details

  • Duration: June 4th—August 10th
  • Field based, full time (40 hours/week)
  • $3,000 ($300/week) compensation
  • $.505 per mile reimbursement for work related travel in personal vehicles
  • 2+ weeks of training in paddle skills, water trail management, and construction techniques
  • Academic credit can be arranged

Internship Goals:

  • To build competence in trail work, erosion control, and stewardship techniques
  • To help complete hands on, meaningful public access projects
  • To practice teamwork, leadership, and volunteer management skills
  • To obtain experience that helps prepare interns for a future career in conservation, natural resources management, or related fields.


  • 19 years of age by the time the internship begins
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification before participating in the internship
  • Ability to camp out in remote locations
  • Enthusiasm for physical work and outdoor living
  • Experience working in a group setting
  • Solid work ethic
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Some paddling experience preferred

Questions: Contact NFCT Stewardship Director at [email protected] or (802-496-2285 x3)

How To Apply: By Friday, March 2nd, 2018, compete the Stewardship Intern Application Form, and send along with a resume and three references to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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