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Scuba dive, manage back-country campsites, work on trails as an SCI intern

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Company/Organization: Squam Lakes Association


The purpose of this unpaid volunteer internship is to give future conservation leaders the skills and experience needed to effectively move onto the next professional level while at the same time helping the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) with our conservation mission. This program will provide hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of activities. Interns will serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, help with the eradication of variable milfoil, perform water quality testing and monitoring, help with public education and outreach projects, perform conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction, meet and greet lake users and educate them about the dangers of invasive species.

Squam Conservation Interns will receive the following as a part of this volunteer internship:
1. Scuba diving certification
2. Weed control diver certification
3. Lake Host certification
4. NH Safe Boating certification
5. NH Commercial boating license
6. Basic first aid & CPR certifications
7. Housing with kitchen facilities
8. Travel stipend (intern location dependent)
9. Weekly Food stipend ($75/wk)


1. Candidate must be 18 years of age on or before June 1, 2014
2. Have a valid United States driverís license
3. Be a competent swimmer capable of swimming 500 yards
4. Should have snorkeling experience
5. Ability to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
6. Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
7. Available May 21, 2014 through August 21, 2014

Paid Internship Info:

food stipend $75 /wk


May 21, 2014 through August 21, 2014

Start Date:

May 21, 2014

End Date:

03/11/14, August 21, 2014

Application deadline is March 9, 2014.
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