• Summer Programs Intern

    Posted: 01/19/2024

    Background:
    The Lake George Land Conservancy is an accredited not-for-profit land trust dedicated to working with willing landowners and other partners to protect the world-renowned water quality of Lake George and to permanently preserve the natural, scenic, historical and recreational resources of the Lake George Region.
     
    Since 1988, the LGLC and its partners have permanently protected 12,194 acres of Lake George wilderness and more than seven miles of shoreline, and owns and/or manages 37 parks and preserves that are open to the public year-round or by special request with nearly 40 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and, at some preserves, hunting and snowmobiling.
     
    The LGLC’s Conservation Program is complemented by its Education & Outreach Program, through which LGLC offers public hikes, educational presentations on local natural history, and develops interpretive materials for display and for public speaking opportunities.
     
    Job Description:
    The Programs Intern will support the work of the LGLC’s Conservation Program and Education & Outreach Program.
     
    Within our Conservation Program, the intern will support LGLC staff in monitoring and managing our protected lands, including our public trails. They will have the opportunity to learn how land protection projects come together, and will assist with the LGLC’s renewal application to the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
     
    Under our Education & Outreach Program, the intern will help to coordinate and host various summer events designed to educate the public about our mission, strengthen our brand, and fundraise for projects. In addition, the intern will assist with communications, including social media.
     
    The intern will have broad exposure to all facets of the LGLC’s operations. Work will be split between outdoor field work throughout the Lake George region and indoor work at our office in Bolton Landing. Interns must have a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.
     
    Recommended Skills and Experience:

    • Coursework in environmental science, environmental studies, communications, marketing, or related fields are preferred.
    • Comfortable performing physical work in an outdoor setting.
    • Demonstrated interest in land conservation and in the LGLC’s mission.
    • Interest in event planning and donor relations.
    • Knowledge of social media and/or graphic design.
    • Knowledge of ecology, watersheds, and invasive species.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Attention to detail. 

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • General property monitoring and management, including trail maintenance.
    • Assist staff in the development and implementation of preserve management plans.
    • Assist with volunteer events and workdays at our preserves.
    • Work with staff to coordinate, promote, and host fundraising events.
    • Help facilitate outreach programs including our Living Lands and Discovery Series.
    • Create content for social media posts (including original photos/videos) highlighting the LGLC’s work. 

    Details:
    Dates & Hours: Flexible start and end dates to correspond with college summer break. 35 hours per week for approximately 10 weeks. Some work on weekends and evenings will be required.
     
    Compensation: $17.00/hour.
     
    Benefits: Intern will be encouraged to use this project in future internship, job or graduate school applications. The intern will be included in LGLC staff meetings, spend time with all staff, and learn how a professional, accredited land trust applies conservation and land protection tools to meet community needs.
     
    To Apply:
    Please email materials to cwells@lglc.org. Please write “Application for 2024 Internship” in the subject line and include your cover letter, resume, and list two (2) professional references.
     
    The LGLC will review your applications and contact you if we would like to conduct an interview.
     
    Applications are due by March 1, 2024.