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30 Jul 2020

Other Lakes Region Conservation Corps

Squam Lakes Association – Posted by Holderness

Internship Description

The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) has six full-year (42.5 weeks) positions available through the Lakes Region Conservation Corps for 2020-2021, with the program running from November 2, 2020 – August 26, 2021.

The Squam Lakes Association is a part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps State program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals, regardless of current experience levels. Lakes Region Conservation Corps members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of areas that ensure that members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field.

In the winter:

  • maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails
  • trek onto the ice-covered lake to monitor water quality
  • lead volunteer crews in the field
  • develop and run engaging environmental programs and hikes
  • assist with developing conservation protocols and reports

In the summer season:

  • scuba dive to remove invasive aquatic plants
  • oversee our low-impact campsites
  • develop environmental programs for the public and local summer youth camps
  • remove invasive species
  • maintain the SLA’s trail network
  • educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives

To learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, please visit:

Full-Year Lakes Region Conservation Corps members at the Squam Lakes Association have the opportunity to receive the following over the course of the program:

  • SSI Scuba diving certification
  • PADI Weed control diver certification
  • NH Commercial boating license
  • Plow Operator training
  • Ice Safety training
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
  • Winter Water Quality training
  • Communications training
  • Lake Host training
  • Housing with kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Living allowance (subject to state and federal taxes): $225 weekly, distributed biweekly (before taxes)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,195 upon successful completion of program (minimum of 1700 hours)
  • AmeriCorps Health Insurance
  • Eligible for student loan forbearance on qualifying loans. Learn more about which
    loans qualify for forbearance here.

*Please note that the provision of some benefits may be impacted due to state and federal regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19

Lakes Region Conservation Corps at Squam Lakes Association Candidate Qualifications:

We select Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who display a great attitude and commitment to conservation, enjoy hard work, and aren’t afraid to get dirty. Lakes Region Conservation Corps members must meet the following minimum qualifications to serve with our sites.

  • Must be 18 years of age by start date of your program.
  • Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program (half-time only)
  • Must be competent swimmer (dependent upon site)
  • Able to lift 50 pounds (dependent upon site)
  • Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking (dependent upon site)
  • Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day (dependent upon site)
  • Able to work independently and with a group
  • Available for duration of program (end date dependent on completion of service hours)
  • Must apply online
  • Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements
    • Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Check
    • Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
    • Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US

To Apply and Learn More:

For more information or to apply please visit our website at or contact Danielle Plumlee, AmeriCorps Program

How to Apply

Apply online at

Internship Categories: Conservation. Internship Types: Other. Salaries: Other.

Internship expires in 33 days.

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