Information for Prospective Interns

Are you a Maine college student interested in spending a summer learning about land conservation and practical skills involved in caring for land in Maine?

The Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program could be just right for you! There are 11 positions available through this residential summer internship. Those selected will be paired with host land trusts throughout Maine.

How it works: This program places each Maine student intern with a land trust within the state of Maine (one intern with each land trust). This is an entry level position, and no experience is required.

Internship duties may include but are not limited to trail work, working with volunteers, conservation easement monitoring, and other stewardship related projects.

Want to know more? Check out this video.

Wage: $14.00 per hour (housing provided)


You must be:

  • a student attending school in the state of Maine (or student with some Maine connection): undergraduate, certificate program, or trade school applications accepted
  • available June 5 to August 11
  • self-motivated, willing and able to work independently or as part of a team, willing to learn new skills
  • have reliable transportation


Please fill out the application form here.  Please note, your application will only be considered complete once you submit your cover letter and resume.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.  We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Questions? Please contact program coordinator, Maggie Cozens, at for more information.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Field work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and requires climbing, walking, bending, crouching, lifting heavy objects (over 50 lbs.), reaching, and other physical capabilities.  Operates GPS, compass, camera, boats/marine vessels, trucks, tractor, trailer, lawnmower, chainsaw, table saw, and related power tools, hand tools, and equipment, often in remote locations that can require long hikes carrying equipment.  Regular travel is required. Weekend and night work is common.

Some work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, printer, and other office equipment.