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1 Feb 2021

Other Squam Lakes Association LRCC AmeriCorps Conservation Crew

Squam Lakes Association – Posted by dplumlee@squamlakes.org Holderness

Internship Description

About the Squam Lakes Association LRCC AmeriCorps Host Site:

The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) is a non-profit conservation organization that
works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the
Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation,
the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam
Lakes region. The Squam Lakes Association has six half-year positions (22.5
weeks) available beginning May 20, 2021 for the summer/fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) program.

LRCC-SLA members scuba dive to remove aquatic invasive species, act as caretakers of our low-impact campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews, develop and lead engaging environmental education programs, remove terrestrial invasive species, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and more! Members have the opportunity to receive numerous certifications, including SSI open water diver certification, PADI weed control diver certification, and Wilderness First Aid & CPR. Housing is provided for LRCC-SLA members within walking distance of campus.

Watch previous AmeriCorps member Stevie Raymond’s video for a look at a day in the life of the Squam Lakes Association LRCC members! You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEq_UDJcDRU

The SLA is a part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps state program. If you would like to learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps or the other host site options, please visit LakesRegionConservationCorps.org.

Summer/Fall LRCC-SLA members have the opportunity to receive the following over the course of the program:

SSI open water diver certification
PADI Weed control diver certification
Lake Host training
NH Safe Boating certification
NH Commercial boating license
Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
Housing with kitchen facilities
$211 weekly stipend, distributed biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 received upon successful completion of
program (minimum of 900 hours)
* The provision of these trainings are contingent upon the operation of the organizations hosting them, which may be impacted due to COVID-19.
LRCC-SLA Candidate Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age by May 20, 2021
Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
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 20, 2021 through October 24, 2021 (end date dependent on
completion of service hours)
Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements:
Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward
attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service

The application deadline is April 1, 2021, but interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications are reviewed in the order of submission.

To learn more about the summer/fall SLA-LRCC program, please visit
https://www.squamlakes.org/lrcc-squam-lakes-association/LRCC-summer

Would you like to hear more about the program from current and former LRCC AmeriCorps members serving at the Squam Lakes Association? Join a Q&A session! You can learn more and register here: https://tinyurl.com/y2vt42s4

Contact Danielle Plumlee, AmeriCorps Program Manager, for more information at
DPlumlee@squamlakes.org

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit https://www.lakesregionconservationcorps.org/apply-now

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

Internship expires in 64 days.

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