Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is pleased to announce the 2023 Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program and request applications from potential host organizations. Applications are due by November 30th, 2022.
A Zoom info session will be offered on November 4th from 12:00-1:00pm. All are welcome but advance registration is required. Click here to register in advance for the meeting.
The Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship program, previously named the Maine Land Conservation Summer Internship Program, is a paid summer internship program that provides opportunities to underserved Maine college-age people pursuing undergraduate, certificate, or associate degrees. We define “underserved” as students who don’t have opportunities equivalent to those offered students at more highly resourced colleges. Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s internship program coordinator for 2023 is Maggie Cozens.
MCHT will work with various Maine colleges to recruit interested students and will identify Maine land conservation organizations who are prepared to host these students. Each student will be placed with a Maine land conservation organization for nine weeks, following one week of training at the beginning of the program, starting June 5th. The host organizations will be prepared to meet basic requirements regarding the work and educational experience provided to the students. Throughout the nine weeks, the program coordinator will be in contact with both host and student and provide support if needed. The program is intended to be mutually beneficial; the interns receive an education in conservation work and the hosting organizations receive assistance with their stewardship work.
View and fill out the 2022 Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program Host Application.
In 2023, MCHT hopes to place 11 interns with 11 conservation organizations. Each intern will work 40 hours per week, for 10 weeks (including the training week), earning $14.00 per hour. Participating organizations are required to contribute $1,000 of the $5,600 intern payment and provide housing if the intern does not live in the vicinity of placement and requires it. Internship positions will be listed on our jobs page, likely in early 2023.