The Town of York is seeking candidates for the Mount Agamenticus Outreach Internship Program (seasonal).
This Internship Program is a work/learning experience for students interested in environmental education, natural resource protection, stewardship, and parks & recreation management. We hope that our internship can serve as an exciting introduction for students pursuing conservation career opportunities.
The Mount Agamenticus region has become an increasingly popular destination for a myriad of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy year round access to many miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, bird watching and picnicking among others. Hundreds of visitors come to Mount Agamenticus every weekend in the spring, summer and fall and include summer camps, school groups, scouts, clubs, families, tourists, and individual trail users. This refuge within heavily developed Southern Maine provides our interns with exceptional outreach and educational opportunities focusing on conservation issues and needs, ecology, history, geology, low impact recreation, water quality and wildlife.
In return for providing this experience, we expect to work with respectful, enthusiastic, mature, hard-working, dependable, creative, and motivated individuals. Interns able to grasp the importance of positive public interaction and education in the big picture will gain the greatest satisfaction. Successful interns will understand how to transform their experience and passion into inspiring and empowering the public to become environmental stewards.
Summary of Position: Mount Agamenticus supports a diverse, undeveloped coastal forest, containing the highest concentration of vernal pools in Maine. The Outreach Intern will work on land owned by conservation partners in the area who are committed to protecting the natural resources of the region while maintaining sustainable recreational access. Seven landowners are working together to balance the needs of wildlife, water quality, and recreation on more then 9,000 acres of land.
Outreach Interns will have the opportunity to perform conservation and environmental education at the summit of Mount A. Interns will develop and present displays and hands-on materials, activities, and educational programs that teach the public about wildlife, habitats, and the natural resources found within the greater Mt. Agamenticus region.
Specific tasks include: The student selected will work closely with and assist the Park Outreach Specialist. Interns will be encouraged to participate in all aspects of our outreach programs and activities.
Typical duties will include:
Depending on skills, interest, and ability, intern may have the opportunity to develop an independent project. Examples of project topics include: rare turtle species/vernal pool productivity; rare plants and wildlife; invasive plants and insects; soil compaction and erosion; expanding the volunteer network; and low impact recreational activities.
Dates and Hours per Week: approx. June 3rd – Aug. 11th and/or Aug. 5th - October 13th (1 position for 19-weeks or 2 positions for 10-weeks each). The position is 20-32 hours per week, and weekends and some evenings are a must. Exact starting and ending dates and hours per week will be decided on an individual basis for each intern, based on
Mount A’s needs and the intern’s circumstances.
This is a volunteer internship. Affordable housing may be negotiated pending funding and availability.
To Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including the phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address for each) to:
York Parks and Recreation Dept.
186 York Street
York, Maine 03909-1314
ATTN: Mount Agamenticus Outreach Internship
OR: You may email ALL of the requested information in ONE Word or PDF document with YOUR NAME as the file name.
Contact: Robin Kerr, Conservation Coordinator at 207.361.1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes requested by April 20th and June 22nd. Positions are open until filled.