Crow’s Nest Internship 2017-18 Applications Open

May 3, 2017

We are accepting applications for the 11-month long paid, residential internship at Crow’s Nest Preserve. The intern splits his or her time between land management and staffing environmental education programs at the preserve.

The land stewardship activities include maintaining areas around the buildings—mowing, weed whipping, pruning, planting—as well as natural areas management: invasives management, mowing trails and meadows, planting trees, maintaining fences for prescribed grazing areas, and more.

The education role includes planning and staffing a five-week summer camp as well as year round after-school and homeschool Nature Clubs, cleaning and preparing the visitor center for groups, and light maintenance. Our kids’ programs are based on outdoor play in a natural setting: unstructured, supervised play and exploration in the preserve’s 621 acres of habitat.

A job description is posted here.

We are looking for an individual with a strong interest in working with kids. Candidates should also be able to maintain a positive attitude while doing long hours of physical labor outdoors in all weather conditions. Training is provided and some educational and networking opportunities are available during the internship. Housing is included onsite (utilities not included).

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to: Jeni Albany, Natural Lands Trust’s human resources manager, at  jalbany@natlands.org.