The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, Put-in-Bay Township Park District, and Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center will be sharing an AmeriCorps intern through a partnership with Appalachian Conservation Corps for the 2023 Summer to assist with our land preservation and educational programs. We have had great experiences with our interns bringing new ideas and fresh faces to our programs in the summer. We have had wonderful interns starting with Colleen O’Brien in 2011 and including Leah Bilski, Carmen Levand, Jackie Taylor, Chloe Nostrant, Jenna Prahst, Samantha Newhouse, Emma Young, Olive O-Rourke-Scherf, Regan Monnett, and Kenneth McArtor. Each brought their special talents and left us with finished projects we now enjoy! The intern goes back with a new appreciation of our island resources.
We are looking for applicants for this AmeriCorps Environmental Steward Intern for the summer of 2023. It is a ten week program working a minimum of 30 hrs per week. Interns are provided a stipend of $354 weekly and a Segal Educational Award of $1,459.26 at the completion of the internship-to be used for qualified student loans or tuition. The intern will work on projects like trail maintenance, invasive plant management, grant writing, design of signs and brochures, social media, wildlife and plant surveys, nest box monitoring, etc. for the Conservancy and the Park District depending on the skill set of the intern. For the LEINWC, the intern can assist with tours, Wild Tuesday, Nature Camp, exhibits, community events and outreach. Applicants must be at least 17 years old. Preference is given to university students but a high school education is all that is required to use the education award. It is preferred to have island housing. If questions contact Lisa Brohl at email@example.com or 419-366-2087. To take a look at the Appalachian Conservation Corps Internship program, go to their website at www.appalachiancc.org/individualplacements. To apply- https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=3982&version=1
Photo of Kenneth McArtor, AmeriCorps Intern 2022 checking tree swallow nesting boxes at Scheeff East Point Preserve
We are looking for donations toward this great program. If you are interested in donating, contact Lisa or sending a check to LEIC, P.O. Box 461, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 with AmeriCorps on the memo line. You may also use our PayPal at www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org but designate for the AmeriCorps intern program. If we are unable to get an intern that has island housing already, we would welcome housing for a ten week intern as well.