Summer Internship Program Coordinator – New Canaan Land Trust
NCLT seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated Coordinator to lead its Summer Steward Internship Program which is comprised of three cadres of five interns working in three-week sessions from late June through late August. There will be a two-week orientation and training period beginning in early June and a one-week closing and reporting period in late August.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for engaging youth in conservation and stewardship work, experience working on a variety of land stewardship projects, and a desire to share their knowledge with the next generation of environmentalists. The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to lead interns in completing a variety of land stewardship projects across the Land Trust’s network of 65+ properties. These projects include, but are not limited to, trail construction and maintenance, planting/pruning/watering trees and shrubs, stone wall repair, and invasive species removal. Rainy days are typically spent at the office, where interns contribute to other aspects of NCLT’s work, including social media posting, conservation research, and more.
The Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating both on- and off-site experiential learning opportunities for the interns, including field trips to other local conservation organizations and workshops with environmental professionals. This combination of work and education provides a rewarding experience for our interns and is bolstered by the strong leadership of the Coordinator.