Squam Conservation Internship Application Form

2014 Squam Conservation Internship  

(Application deadline is midnight April 27, 2014.)

The purpose of this unpaid volunteer internship is to give future conservation leaders the skills and experience needed to effectively move onto the next professional level while at the same time helping the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) with our conservation mission.  This program will provide hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of activities.  Interns will serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, help with the eradication of variable milfoil, perform water quality testing and monitoring, help with public education and outreach projects, perform conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction, meet and greet lake users and educate them about the dangers of invasive species. 

Squam Conservation Interns will receive the following as a part of this volunteer internship:
1. Scuba diving certification
2. Weed control diver certification
3. Lake Host certification
4. NH Safe Boating certification
5. NH Commercial boating license
6. Basic first aid & CPR certifications
7. Housing with kitchen facilities
8. Travel stipend (intern location dependent)
9. Weekly Food stipend ($75/wk)

1. Candidate must be 18 years of age on or before June 1, 2014
2. Have a valid United States driver’s license
3. Be a competent swimmer capable of swimming 500 yards
4. Should have snorkeling experience
5. Ability to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
6. Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
7. Available May 21, 2014 through August 21, 2014 

Application deadline is midnight April 27, 2014.

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Read more about the intern experience here.

This application must be filled out in one sitting.  There is no save option.  

Please read through and prepare your answers before filling out application.

Please attach your 1-page cover letter as a PDF(preferred) or word document.
Please attach your resume as a PDF(Preferred) or word document. Please limit Resumes to two pages - one page preferred.
Interns receive no financial compensation for their work, but are provided with housing, a food stipend and numerous certifications (see above).
The volunteer internship starts May 21st and runs through August 21st. Dates are not flexible. you must be available for the duration to be considered.
If you are not available for the duration of the internship, Please let us know your availability.
We will be providing scuba certification for anyone who is not currently certified.
Not yetOnce or twiceBeginner IntermediateAdvancedExpert Professional
Scuba diving
Trail work
Outdoor Sports
Power boat operating
Sailing experience
Working with children
Working with the public (Customer service)
Beginner = I would need some training & more practice, Intermediate = I have done this quite a few times, Advanced = I have done this many times, Expert = I participate or compete in this regularly, Professional = I have been paid to do this.
Note: A vehicle is not required for the internship.
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