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16 Jan 2019

OtherLakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Member

Lakes Region Conservation Corps – Posted by alamoreaux Anywhere

Internship Description

The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The LRCC is based out of the Squam Lakes.

Association at the following host sites with 18 total AmeriCorps positions available:

• Lakes Region Conservation Trust (4), Center Harbor, NH
• Lake Winnipesaukee Association (2), Meredith, NH
• NH LAKES (2), Concord, NH
• Newfound Lake Region Association (2), Bristol, NH
• Squam Lakes Association (6), Holderness, NH
• Squam Lakes Conservation Society (2), Holderness, NH

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.
• Maintain and construct regional trail networks.
• Engage both youth and adults in environmental education.
• Recruit and lead volunteer crews.
• Support host site’s events, facilities and daily operations.

Qualifications
• Must be 18 years of age by May 20, 2019
• Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
• Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident
• Able to lift 50 pounds
• Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking (may not apply to all host sites)
• Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day (may not apply to all host sites)
• Able to work independently and with a group

Individual host sites may have additional qualifications and requirements.

Commitment
May 20, 2019 through October 24, 2019. This is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps program, the duration of the program is dependent on the completion of service hours. Members must complete 900 hours over the course of the program in order to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.

Training/support provided
• Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
• Living allowance: $200 weekly, distributed biweekly
• Housing stipend: $250 bi-weekly (does not apply to host sites that provide living accommodations)
• Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
• AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907 received upon successful completion of a minimum of 900 hours
• Open Water Diver certification (specific host sites)
• NH Commercial boating license (specific host sites)

Individual host sites may provide additional training.

How to Apply

For more information, to apply, or to learn about specific host sites please visit www.squamlakes.org/americorps or contact Emily Gross, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at Emily@squamlakes.org. Positions filled as applications are received.

Internship Categories: Other. Internship Types: Other. Internship Tags: Bristol, Center Harbor, Concord, conservation, Holderness, lakes region, Meredith, professional development, and volunteer. Salaries: Other.

Internship expires in 72 days.

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