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28 Feb 2017

Squam Conservation Internship

Squam Lakes Association – Posted by SLA Holderness, New Hampshire, United States

Internship Description

The Squam Conservation Internship provides skills and experience for future conservation professionals while working as the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation mission. This volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of activities. Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, help preserve loon populations on Squam, engage both youth and adults in environmental education, and perform other conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction.

This is an unpaid volunteer internship, with a food and travel reimbursement, and housing provided. We select eight interns each year all with a great attitude and commitment to the SLA’s mission who enjoy hard work and aren’t afraid to get dirty. The real benefits to interns are the training and experience along with the location here on beautiful Squam Lake. On days off interns swim, explore the White Mountain National Forest, paddle or sail (boats available at our Resource Center), or head out for a bike ride on quiet back roads or some of the area’s single track.

Squam Conservation Interns receive the following as part of the internship:
-Scuba diving certification
-Weed control diver certification
-Lake Host training
-NH Safe Boating certification
-NH Commercial boating license
-Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
-Housing with kitchen facilities
-Travel reimbursement (intern location dependent)
-Weekly Food reimbursement

Internship Candidate Qualifications:
-Must be 18 years of age by May 23, 2017
-Must be a competent swimmer
-Able to lift 50 pounds
-Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
-Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
-Able to work independently and with a group
-Available from May 23, 2017 through August 23, 2017 (interns can request special permission to leave no earlier than August 18, 2017, if they have school related commitment)
-Must pass all certification exams
-Must apply at

How to Apply

Applicants MUST APPLY ONLINE through the Squam Conservation Internship application found at further information regarding the internship visit or contact Katri Gurney, Conservation Intern Manager, at

Internship Categories: Other. Internship Tags: Environment, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, and outdoor recreation.

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