Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Acadia Youth Conservation Corps (AYCC)
Student Conservation Association Interns
Join a team of high school students to improve Acadia's trails and carriage roads, reconstruct stonework, clear vistas, cut wood, and help out where needed. The AYCC program runs from mid-June to early August. For more information, contact the trails shop at 207-288-8760.
Assist with ranger-led programs or work with the fire staff as you become part of this special group of 3,000 volunteers across the country. For more information, visit the .
Friends of Acadia Ridge Runners and Recreation Technician
Hike Acadia's challenging trails while educating hikers about "Leave No Trace" principles, performing light trail maintenance, and carrying out trail censuses and other park research. These programs are run by Friends of Acadia. For more information, visit their .
During the internship (summer through fall) the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons and counts and identifies migrating raptors. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work/week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and a $100 weekly stipend. For more information contact us at (207) 288-3338. To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Raptor Internship, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Applications must be received by March 3, 2014.
Education interns work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs for 3rd-8th grade students in their classrooms and at the park. Qualified applicants must enjoy children, have a sense of wonder, and be able to meet the physical and mental demands of teaching outdoors. Interns work 32 hours/week and receive a weekly stipend of $100, housing, and a $65 uniform allowance. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to Cynthia Ocel, Acadia National Park, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Call (207) 288-8812 for more information.
Volunteer Trail Work
For information on opportunities, contact Friends of Acadia, or call (207) 288-3934.