Education and Communications Intern

Scarborough Land Trust

Opening posted: 04/23/2021 | Expires: 05/21/2021

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Status:                Full-time temporary

Reports to:         Executive Director

Location:            Scarborough Land Trust office

Hours:                 40 hours per week, starting late May or early June, ending in August.

About Scarborough Land Trust

Scarborough Land Trust (SLT) is a highly respected, independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1977. SLT’s mission is to conserve land where natural resources, scenic vistas and historical significance offer unique value to our community. Where appropriate, SLT creates and maintains hiking trails and recreational opportunities. SLT also offers guided hikes, workshops, programs and environmental education activities. The organization partners with many other community groups in Scarborough, neighboring towns and across the state.


The SLT education intern will help develop, schedule and conduct education programs for a variety of audiences in the Town of Scarborough. This individual will also implement additional communication responsibilities as assigned.


  • Develop programs for adults, families and children
  • Deliver educational programs for various age groups
  • Write articles for on-line and print materials
  • Assist in creating on-line program registration
  • Develop youth membership program
  • Investigate connecting SLT with on-line platforms such as iNaturalist, ebird or similar
  • Conduct interpretive and educational programs at SLT properties
  • Represent SLT at various events, building membership and brand identity
  • Build relationships with partner organizations to further the educational and outreach goals of SLT
  • Help schedule and implement work days at SLT properties
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Strong belief and passion for the mission of SLT
  • Desire to learn new skills and grow as a person
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of computers and technology
  • Familiarity with social media platforms a plus
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with people of all ages
  • Must be able to carry and lift 30 pounds
  • Past experience conducting education programs
  • Comfortable working outside in various environmental conditions
  • Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile


The position pays an hourly wage of $13.50, with an anticipated work week of 40 hours. This is a temporary position ending in August 2021. No other benefits are provided. Some training and workshop opportunities are available. Some weekend and evening work required. 


Scarborough Land Trust does not discriminate in hiring. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and sectors of our community.

How to Apply

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Send a one-page cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two work-related references. In the cover letter, please highlight why you are interested in the position and how your background and experience will help you excel in this position. Send application to Andrew Mackie at .