Sagamore's internship program invites qualified applicants to join our staff for the season to work and learn in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. Interns will perform a variety of duties but will specialize in one of the following areas:
· Historic interpretation of Sagamore's history and buildings
· Trail stewardship and environmental interpretation
· Event planning and support
· Public Programs Supervisor
Interns will received training in their specified area as well as participate in a comprehensive training program to prepare them for leading tours and completing projects at the site. The training seminars include presentations on American history of the late 19th and early 20th century, Adirondack environmental issues and concerns over time and museum practice and management. Interns will work on teams to complete substantive projects in support of Sagamore's mission.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess great leadership, organization, communications and interpersonal skills with a commitment to non-profit advocacy and cultural work. A background and record of academic achievement in relevant college coursework, strong writing skills and interest in pursuing careers in related cultural and environmental fields preferred. Trail stewards will require at least First Aid and CPR certification, additional outdoor skills like canoeing and wilderness first responder training strongly desired. Internships require a commitment from the first week of June through the second week of October, 2015.
Benefits: include a stipend paid bi-weekly; room and board, professional interpretation training and content seminars on history and environmental issues; and opportunities to participate Sagamore's on-going programming.