Love working outside? Want to gain real hands-on experience in the trail conservation and outdoor recreation fields? Become a CFPA intern and help improve Connecticut’s 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System!
Description of Duties
CFPA trail interns work to maintain, build and restore CFPA’s hiking trails across Connecticut. Interns will conduct needed trail restoration and improvements in a variety of environments.
Desired Skills/ Qualifications
The most important qualification for interns is a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn and a willingness to work hard.
Additional preferred skills include:
The Trail Internship is full-time from early June to mid- August. Interns will generally work 35-40 hours/week. Depending on the project location, the work week may include weekends. Interns will work, travel, and camp together. Scheduling is flexible to accommodate college start dates.
Transportation and Housing
Interns will work out of our Middlefield office and travel to project sites each day. Interns will be required to also spend a week at a time camping in the field at State campgrounds or remote campsites with limited modern conveniences. Interns will need to provide their own camping gear. Gear list will be provided. All interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the Middlefield office. Transportation from the office to project sites will be provided.
Trail interns will be paid $1,650 for the internship term. Personal vehicle mileage to project sites will be provided if necessary. During overnight trips, group food will be provided.
Eligibility/ Application Requirements
This internship is open to 18-24 year olds. Please provide a resume with three references and a thoughtful letter of interest to Clare Cain, Trails Stewardship Director at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Application deadline is April 1.