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Acadia Maintenance Technician Internship - #626

Outdoor Recreation (hiking, boating, motorsports...), Natural Attractions (botanical garden, nature preserve, state park...), Non-profit Organization or Statewide Assocation (visitor information center, chamber of commerce...)
Business Name: Student Conservation Association - Acadia National Park
Town, County: Bar Harbor, Hancock
Minumum Age: 18
What types of activites will the intern do:

Intern will work with Acadia National Park's Arborist on the cultural landscape and historic vistas of Acadia’s historic Carriage Road system. The intern will also support the Acadia’s Roads Crews in maintaining the broken stone Carriage Roads.


This position will involve using hand and power tools to trim trees and cut branches from felled trees. It will also involve using rakes, shovels, and backpack blowers to clear branches, leaves, and debris from the Carriage Road system's extensive ditch and back drain system.


Intern will be trained to use hand and power tools and will learn about and understand the maintenance needs of a heritage asset belonging to the federal government as well as the methods for the preservation of public lands for future generations.


The intern will be provided shared housing at the Park that will include a kitchen. Housing is within 5 miles of Bar Harbor, ME with all amenities available. Hiking, biking, nature viewing, swimming, and boating opportunities also abound.


Member Benefits:

  • $480 - weekly living allowance
  • $22 – weekly commuting allowance
  • $1,100 – roundtrip travel allowance (personal vehicle REQUIRED)
  • AmeriCorps eligible - education award of approximately $1,824 upon successful completion of position and service of 450 hours or more
  • Partner provided housing
  • *All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes*

Member Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle required (the commute from housing to Park office is several miles).

Additional: Must be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member.

This includes:

  • Being a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States.
  • Being at least 18 years or older.
  • Having a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Being willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks.

Search for #626 and Apply here: Student Conservation Association

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When is it available: June, July, August
Is transportation provided: No
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