Richard G Rockefeller Conservation Internship Host Info Session
Thu., Nov. 2, at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
During this Zoom session, Eliza Stinneford, interim coordinator for the beginning of the 2024 program year, will be with us to provide an overview of the program, help you develop your ideas for your internship proposal, and answer your questions.
This program is free but registration is required. Register now. All are welcome!
The Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation 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.
MCHT works with various Maine colleges to identify and recruit interested students, and with 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 3rd. 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.
In 2024 MCHT hopes to place 11 interns with 11 conservation organizations. Read more about being a host organization on MCHT’s website.