West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association - Summer Internship

Job Title: Summer Internship
Company: West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association
Category: Internship

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.


  • Become familiar with and be able to answer questions about the history of the lighthouse and the town of Lubec, the maritime culture and traditions of the area, and the local attractions of interest to visitors.
  • Greet visitors and encourage them to sign the guest log.
  • Help to ensure that visitors have a great experience at West Quoddy Head and the Visitor Center by answering questions and providing information about the lighthouse, museum & art gallery, the park, and the local area.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of special events.
  • Assist in membership drives and outreach events to raise awareness of the Visitor Center.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the Visitor Center.
Learning Outcomes:
  1. The intern will be able to explain the cultural and economic benefits of the Visitor Center and WQHLKA to local communities and the Down East region.
  2. The intern will recognize the value of the history, culture, and traditions to the economic development of the local community.
  3. The intern will be able to perform the duties of a program manager in a community-based non-profit organization.
  4. The intern will be able to design a strategy to increase association membership and increase donations by visitors to the Visitor Center.

To Apply, send letter of interest and resume to:
Margaret Curley-Clay, President
West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association

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