The Patchen Miller Internship at UVLT embraces the science, stewardship and sense of community involved in conserving land and encourages opportunities for people to enjoy, explore and learn from conserved properties. A Patchen Miller intern has leeway to develop a unique program of work while gaining experience with a nonprofit organization. Each applicant is asked to submit a proposal for consideration by UVLT that serves the applicant’s individual interests and learning objectives, furthers UVLT’s mission and strategic objectives, and draws on collaboration with teachers, naturalists and/or other professional mentors. A modest stipend of $1200-$1500 will be awarded. Internship length is variable but should generally incorporate the equivalent of 160-200 hours of work.
The 2014 internship will be oriented toward communication and/or environmental education. An intern need not have significant expertise in the work area proposed, but the work plan should be well thought out, with a timeline and measurable goals. The products of the internship can be written, verbal and experiential. Some possible internship themes:
- Offer nature-related arts and crafts activities for children and families in conjunction with farmers markets and other regional events.
- Lead outdoor games or educational programs for youth on UVLT conserved property
- Organize a trail management or stewardship activity specifically oriented to young adults.
- Interview landowners and volunteers to produce video shorts suitable for UVLT’s website.
- Share storytelling traditions and myths about the natural world (especially our immediate part of it), and/or music, art.
Your application should include your resume and a brief letter outlining your interests and proposed focus of work. If you are selected, UVLT staff will work with you to refine your proposal to meet both your objectives and UVLT’s interests.
Applications are due by Friday April 11th for the upcoming summer of 2014. Submit your letter of application to: Patchen Miller Internship, Upper Valley Land Trust, 19 Buck Road, Hanover, NH 03755 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.