Contact Name: Jeremy Burns
Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association
Address: 1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (315) 573-9476
Job Title: Adirondack Corps Memeber
Job Description: The Adirondack AmeriCorps program is a ﬁve-month residential internship with a focus on trail maintenance and construction. Members serve in teams of ﬁve in remote backcountry settings for up to 10 days at a time, working alongside the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation throughout the majority of the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park. Projects include new trail construction, extensive timber bridge construction, dry stone masonry, removal of invasive vegetation, ﬁre tower rehabilitation, historic building restoration, and trail maintenance. Adirondack Program members share a residential community where they live and work alongside one another for the duration of the season. The cooperative nature and strong team dynamic of the program fosters an incredibly rewarding experience.
Program Dates:Late May – Early October
Number of members: 18
Members who successfully complete the program will receive SCA certification as Conservation Field Specialists. Additionally, members receive or have the option to receive the following trainings or certiﬁcations:
-Advanced Wilderness First Aid
-Game of Logging Chainsaw Certiﬁcation
-Extensive Trail Construction and Maintenance Skills
-Back Country Living Skills
-Leadership and Communication
-Members of the Adirondack AmeriCorps program uses traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and hard labor to complete an array of projects aimed at protecting and enhancing the lands and cultural resources of Adirondack Park. Members also gain valuable professional connections with NYSDEC, extensive technical skills, and leadership experience.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and must pass a background check.
Members receive monthly living stipends and are provided with food and housing for the duration of the program.
INTERESTED IN SCA ADIRONDACK CORPS?
Contact: Jeremy Burns email@example.com
Job Start Date: 5/20/2017
Application Deadline: 4/15/2017
Additional Information: https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/adirondack-corps
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