Lubec is a spectacularly beautiful coastal village steeped in maritime culture and traditions. Located at the eastern most point of the nation, Lubec borders the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick and offers nearly 100 miles of unspoiled, rugged coastline.
The unpaid internship offers the opportunity to learn about the operations and management of the Visitor Center of the iconic West Quoddy Lighthouse, and to inform our visitors about our rich maritime history. The lighthouse is a major tourist destination for approximately 20,000 summer visitors to Down East Maine that is operated by the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association (WQHLKA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of WQHLKA is to enhance the experience and knowledge of community members and visitors to the Lighthouse and Visitor Center, through education and displays, linking the lighthouse, community of Lubec, and the maritime world. We invite you join us for a unique and exciting summer internship in fabulous Lubec, Maine.
Purpose: The WQHLKA internship is intended to provide an opportunity for a student to gain experience in fulfilling the educational and cultural purposes of the Visitor Center. Working under the general direction of the Executive Director, the intern greets and educates visitors, participates in special events, promotes membership in the association, and assists volunteers in daily operations of the visitor center.