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Woodie Wheaton Land Trust

Conservation Outreach Intern (summer) DEADLINE EXTENDED

Deadline to Apply: April 23rd, 2017
Date of Internship: June 1- August 15 (dates are flexible based on academic schedule)
Hours: Flexible hours; 25-40 hours a week

About the Internship

The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust (WWLT) is seeking a summer intern to focus on the preliminary planning stage for our Forest City “Shade Tree” project. Forest City streets are lined with mature, aging sugar maples that were planted in the early 1880s. These provide a pleasant and soothing ambience for residents and visitors alike, and give Forest City an identity that is a source of pride for locals. These trees offer an opportunity for community involvement and empowerment that not only improves the quality of life to the residents in this town but also provide an excellent home for birds, bees, and various other native species. However, now over 130 years of age, and generally neglected, many of the trees are dying or already gone. WWLT, through its Board of Directors, has agreed to take a leadership role in rejuvenating these shade trees, for the benefit of present citizens and future generations. In addition, this position will also require assisting with organizing local educational outreach and events. This work may include drafting outreach material (e.g. content for website, social media and mailings), assembling mailings, generating thank you letters, and general office work. A $1,000 stipend and housing will be provided.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in environmental science, biology, forestry, or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
  • Personal interest in the conservation mission of the Land Trust
  • Organizing volunteers and community outreach programs
  • Use of social media
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and ability to work creatively and independently


  • Have transportation available
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings occasionally
  • Ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by March 31st, 2017. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Anna Rickard, Conservation Manager
Subject: Conservation Outreach Internship