|Employer:||Lake Stewards of Maine|
|Internship Title:||Lake Stewards of Maine Intern|
|Period of Engagement:||Summer|
|Compensation:||$11.00 per hour|
|Description of the Internship:|
|Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM, formerly the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program) consists of approximately 1,300 “citizen lake scientists” who monitor the health of nearly 500 Maine lakes. The organization provides extensive training and continuous technical support to its constituents, as well as outreach to the general public, all of which entails a substantial amount of staff time and resource support. Interns will also be exposed to the experience of nonprofit organization management, administration and resource procurement.
Working with information gathered by LSM certified lake monitors will provide an intern with meaningful exposure to scientifically credible environmental information that characterizes much of the work done by LSM volunteers, to monitor the health of Maine’s lakes. The construction of monitoring gear will provide hands-on experience in the manufacture of simple, but effective tools to be used in conducting screening surveys for invasive aquatic species – an essential undertaking to ensure the protection of Maine lakes from this significant threat. Assisting with appeals for resource procurement will provide real-world experience in the essential work of non-profits.
In the spring much of this work is focused on preparation for the summer workshop period, including the development and distribution of training and support materials to both existing and new volunteers and scheduling and conducting workshops. The fall season consists mainly of reviewing, entering and organizing data that came in from the summer season. Interns will also be exposed to the experience of nonprofit organization management, administration and resource procurement.
|Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.|
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