Join the Saco River Recreational Council and its partners including, The Nature Conservancy, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Dept of Conservation, Dept of Environmental Protection, and many other environmental agencies within the state of Maine in our exciting multi-faceted education program on the Upper Saco River in Fryeburg, Maine.
The Saco River Recreational Council is responsible for the maintenance and protection of this 30 mile stretch of the Upper Saco River Valley. We do this through our “River Runners’ program, education and law enforcement programs.
Our internship program is an integral part of our educational efforts here on the Saco River. We believe if people are educated to the effects of their actions while recreating on our rivers and waterbodies and outdoor environment as a whole, we will have a better chance of protecting it for generations to come.
We teach and promote Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics to our visitors through outreach programs, hands on coverage at access points of the Saco River and on the river itself .
This internship program is a 6-8 week program starting in June through the second week of August. This is a paid position with the possibility of living arrangements if needed. This is a great opportunity for the environmental major who really cares about our environment and wants to make a difference.
- During your internship with the SRRC you will help with our outdoor education efforts and teaching Leave No Trace.
- Interns will be educated and certified Courtesy Boat Inspectors and Invasive Plant Patrollers with the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and Lakes Environmental Agency. Learning and teaching about invasive aquatic plants threatening our lakes, rivers, ponds and stream.
- Interns will also be trained and certified volunteer invasive beetle educators with training by the Maine Dept of Agriculture and Maine Forest Service Invasive Pests program.
- Interns will become trained and certified in these fields enabled to provide their own outreach and education programs when they return home or back to school. These interns will help educate and provide the education needed to help protect our environment from the many issues we face.
- Interns will make contacts with these organizations and become an important part of protecting Maine and our environment.
- Interns will assist the manager with all aspects of running a campground. Customer service, outdoor education, issuing permits, assisting with campground maintenance and more.
- Interns will be interacting with visitors and helping provide outdoor education.
- 30-40 hours per week, 3-4 days, weekends required.
- Capability to work well with others and interact well with all types of people who come visit the Saco River each summer.
For more information or to apply, contact:
Saco River Recreational Council