Brewster Conservation Trust

Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT) was established in 1983 as a non-profit charitable organization supported by memberships, donations, and grants. Our mission is to preserve open space, natural resources, and the rural character of Brewster and to promote a conservation ethic. BCT owns and has conservation restrictions on more than 150 parcels of land. By the end of 2015, BCT had protected more than 1,200 acres of environmentally important land.

Brewster Conservation Trust Brewster, MA 02631, USA
Mar 14, 2018
Internship- Paid
Part-time, seasonal, 30 hours per week. Approx. dates: 12 weeks, May 21th – August 17th (may be adjusted depending upon person’s availability) Most work will be outdoors in the field; some work will be conducted in the BCT office in Brewster Schedule flexible, to be coordinated with the position Supervisor. $5,000 stipend RESPONSIBILITIES : The intern will work independently and as part of BCT volunteer teams to assist in stewarding BCT properties under the supervision of the BCT Land Acquisition and Stewardship Specialist, Activities include: Maintaining trails on BCT’s conservation land, including brush-mowing, weedwhacking, pruning, and clearing debris Creating new trails; improving identified spaces to accommodate public access/use Managing invasive plant species; restoring plant and wildlife habitat Helping locate previously unidentified property boundaries Helping implement Brewster Conservation Day in July QUALIFICATIONS : Willingness to perform physical labor in the outdoors in all weather conditions Valid driver’s license; intern should have own vehicle (mileage to be reimbursed) Ability to operate landscaping power equipment (i.e. weed-whacker, brush mower) Ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team Strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; self-motivation A college student, with enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in natural sciences, environmental studies, land conservation, or related field preferred Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, etc), and ArcVIew GIS mapping is preferred Experience in landscaping, horticulture, or conservation stewardship a plus Remember to say you found this opportunity at