|Employer:||Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance|
|Internship Title:||Adopt-A-Shoreline Internship|
|Location:||Belgrade Lakes, Maine|
|Period of Engagement:||Each Summer|
|Compensation:||A stipend award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement may be available for eligible, successful applicants toward the initial 100 hours of this internship, with BRCA providing compensation for hours in excess of this level. *Some housing may also be available.|
|Description of the Internship:|
|The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (BRCA) is dedicated to conserving the lands, water quality, and natural heritage of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. Founded in 1988, this grassroots group has grown into a combined land trust and lake trust with over 1200 members, dedicated to protecting the watershed through land conservation, watershed management and protection, education and outreach, and implementation of conservation projects. The BRCA works with area lake associations, state and town governments and agencies, other conservation groups, and private landowners to preserve the area’s natural resources and maintain public access for low-impact recreational activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance is looking for candidates to conduct community outreach in response to an invasive aquatic plant infestation in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification, and invasive aquatic plant detection and mitigation.
|Adopt-A-Shoreline Interns will educate volunteers on identifying invasive aquatic plants, monitoring methods and recording/reporting methods. The intern will also enter data and help identify plant samples that are brought into the Maine Lakes Resource Center. Position will also include opportunities for various trainings and participating in educational activities at the Maine Lakes Resource Center.
Key areas of responsibility include:
Some weekend and evening work is required. Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license.