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INTERNSHIPS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, THE TOPICS OF MEETING AT UMFK

February 6, 2012

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a community information meeting on student internship opportunities with Northern Forest Canoe Trails (NFCT), as well as NFCT's desire to develop partnerships with communities surrounding the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, on Monday, February 13 at 6 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room on the UMFK campus.

Roger Poor, a NFCT representative will visit the Fort Kent community from February 13 through February 15 to promote internship opportunities, youth programs, and to encourage youth and the community to partner with NFCT, in various ways.

Four stewardship interns will spend the summer in the field, completing trail projects across the picturesque NFCT, alongside area land managers and community volunteers. Internship projects will include campsite maintenance, river access improvements, signage development, and other stewardship related field work.

The internships run from June 11 to August 16. Interns will receive three weeks of training covering topics on “Leave No Trace,” trail construction and maintenance, universal trail assessment, group dynamics, and leadership skills. Stewardship interns will perform projects in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Interns will travel as a group and will camp at the project sites during the work week.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740 mile Native American waterway running across the prime wilderness areas of the Northeast, from the Adirondacks of New York to Fort Kent, Maine.

For further information on the informational meeting at UMFK, please contact Tammy Delisle in the University's Career Planning and Internship Placement office at 834-8647.