Information for Prospective Hosts

Help foster the next generation of land conservationists by hosting a Maine college student as an intern this summer.

Are you interested in hosting an intern at your Maine land trust this summer? Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program pairs 11 Maine college-aged students with land trusts throughout Maine.

Interns gain valuable experience in conservation work, while providing critical support for your summer stewardship tasks. In the past, interns have assisted with building trails, volunteer workdays, invasive species removal, outreach, and more.

How it works: MCHT provides funding, recruitment, training, and general support throughout the duration of the intern’s tenure at your organization. Interns are compensated at a rate of $14.00 per hour. MCHT recruits and screens intern applicants, and then matches them up with your organization based on their stated preferences and the specific needs of your organization.

Want to know more? Check out this video.

Requirements: Hosts are expected to provide housing and must be able to contribute $1,000 of the $5,600 intern stipend. If an intern lives near his/her/their respective host site and chooses to stay at home for the duration of the internship, your organization will be relieved of the housing requirement.