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Woodie Wheaton Land Trust

Strategic Development Internship (summer 2017) 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
Position: Strategic Development Intern

About the Internship

The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust (WWLT) is seeking a Strategic Development Intern for the summer of 2017. This internship will provide practical, hands-on experience with a nonprofit conservation organization engaged in local and regional land conservation and stewardship activities. The intern will help WWLT continue to progress towards national land trust accreditation. Accredited organizations are united by strong ethical practices and a commitment to the long-term stewardship of land and conservation easements in the public interest. This position presents the opportunity for an individual to gain concrete knowledge regarding the necessary specific policies, procedures and elements that allow Land Trusts to successfully operate. Additionally, the intern will report to the Conservation Manager while working directly with the Board of Directors to help assess and coordinate opportunities for collaborative land conservation efforts; meet core land stewardship responsibilities; and expand community engagement efforts throughout Washington County, Maine. Upon completion of the internship, the student will have a solid understanding of a land trusts responsibilities in stewardship of fee-simple and easement properties, among additional foundational knowledge. A $1,000 stipend and housing will be provided.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Highly motivated recent college graduate or current student in Environmental Sciences, Biology or a related field
  • Personal interest in the conservation mission of the Land Trust
  • Energetic and self-directed, be able to work as part of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient leadership/ interpersonal skills


  • Have transportation available
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings occasionally

To Apply

Send a current resume and a cover letter that describes your professional goals, what you would hope to gain from this internship, and what expertise you would bring. Include the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of two references. Email application materials to address below by March 31, 2017:

Anna Rickard, Conservation Manager
Subject: Strategic Development Internship