Employer:  Bureau of Public Lands
Internship Number:  599
Internship Title:  Bigelow Preserve Caretaker
Location:  Stratton, ME
Period of Engagement: Summer 2019  Application Deadline: March 1st, 2019
Compensation:  Lodging expenses are paid for; there is also a possible food stipend.
Description of the Internship:
The Bureau of Parks and Lands is looking to fill three vacant caretaker positions in a way that both benefits the bureau and the local community. This position would include summer lodging expenses, and expose students to recreation that happens on the Bigelow Preserve. The student/s would stay at the Bigelow Lodge for the summer of 2019, a remote ski lodge owned by the Bureau. The student/s would use the lodge as a base camp from which they will be involved in a variety of recreation management activities from hiking, canoeing, camping, mountain biking, and backpacking.
  • Monitoring and maintenance
  • Campground monitoring and maintenance
  • Education
  • Outreach to the public user group
  • Trail construction
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Willing to work outdoors in inclement weather
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Able to use handtools
  • Able to work 20-40 hours per week
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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