Pendleton Stewardship Internship
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Opening posted: 02/08/2021 | Expires: 04/01/2021
Introduction: Coastal Mountains Land Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization with the mission
of permanently conserve land for the benefit of the natural and human communities of the western
Penobscot Bay region, from Rockport to Prospect.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to be the 2021 Pendleton Stewardship Intern that will gain
hands-on experience in conservation management, trails maintenance, land stewardship, and volunteer
engagement with Coastal Mountains Land Trust projects in Waldo County. The internship is named in
memory of long-time Land Trust volunteers Skip and Jo Pendleton of Belfast.
General Description: The Pendleton Stewardship Internship is a seasonal position with a range of duties
related to the management of the organization’s preserves, trails, and conservation easements. A substantial
portion of the work will occur outdoors, though the position also includes office tasks. The position will
involve physical labor requiring walking in remote environments and/or using hand and power tools.
The Pendleton Intern will focus on the following activities:
1) Assist with the management of Land Trust’s Preserves in Waldo County.
2) Assist with the Land Trust’s volunteer program by participating and leading volunteers in work events.
3) Collaborate with local partner organizations (such as Friends of Sears Island, Belfast Bay Watershed
Coalition, Waldo County Trails Coalition, Friends of the Belfast Rail Trail, and the Belfast Pedestrian,
Hiking, and Bicycling Committee) on stewardship and outreach projects.
4) Contribute blog posts, photographs, and news articles about their experiences for the Land Trust’s
newsletter, eNews, social media, and partner organization’s communications.
5) Utilize and learn about GPS (global positioning system) and GIS (geographic information systems) to help
with the stewardship of preserves and planning of new stewardship projects.
6) Independent project: The intern and their supervisor may develop an independent project that suits the
Land Trust’s needs as well as the intern’s interests and skills.
7) Other responsibilities: While this internship is almost exclusively focused on Waldo County stewardship,
there may be other job responsibilities assigned that are related to other aspects of the organization’s
• Possess a pleasant, collaborative, and curious personality. Must be able to work with volunter, partners,
staff, and trail users
• Ability to work independently and lead others after sufficient training
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Physically able and willing to work outside for up to 8 hours, in all weather conditions.
• Ability to quickly learn new physical and office skills
• Willingness to lift up to 50lbs
• Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle with proof of insurance, the position involves significant
driving and transportation of tools for stewardship (mileage will be reimbursed)
• Experience with basic computer systems, Microsoft suite, email, Google Drive, and social media
• Willingness to work in areas with ticks, Browntail moth caterpillars, black flies, and poison ivy, and
mitigate associated risks
• Preference will be given to student applicants from, or with a connection to, Waldo County, who are
interested in conservation, land management, and/or environmental science. High school, college,
vocational school, and alternative learning students are all encouraged to apply.
• Location: Position to be based out of Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Camden office, but focused on
conservation lands in Waldo County, with about 50-75% of time spent in the field.
• Timeframe: Appx. 320 hours / 8 weeks, with flexible starting and ending dates between June 1 and August
• Compensation: $14 / hour – between 30 & 35 hours per week. Work-related travel reimbursed monthly at
• COVID 19 will likely impact this position. The Land Trust strictly follows all state guidelines, this intern
must follow all guidelines while working for the Land Trust.