STEVENSVILLE — Kent Island Beach Cleanups is seeking energetic, organized and self-motivated high school and college students to fill volunteer positions in the Leaders in Training Internship Program.
“The LIT intern will be a coordinator for our cleanup programs, manage and recruit volunteers, and educate the public about the results of our cleanups via social media blogs and posts and more,” said Kristin Weed, founder of KIBCU. Also, LIT interns complete an environmental project of their choice, demonstrating their knowledge on local issues.
Kent Island Beach Cleanups is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the beauty of the beaches, parks, and estuaries of Kent Island and beyond through regular cleanups, education, awareness, social and communal responsibly and advocacy.
LIT applicants should demonstrate the ability to engage, motivate and manage community volunteers. Experience with social media is required. Interns must be hard-working, self-motivated, demonstrate a deep commitment to and passion for environmental protection and be able to work independently and prioritize multiple projects. Familiarity with the region’s water and pollution issues is preferred. Candidates must reside within Queen Anne’s County and be at least 15.
Interns must have a valid and working email and cellphone that is checked each day as organizers communicate via email and text. Some level of physical exertion — carrying cleanup supplies, setting up pop-up tent and table on sandy beaches — is required. Reliable transportation also is required, as much of the work takes place in various beaches around the county. Candidate must have the ability to carry, transport and set up cleanup supplies independently, should the need arise.
Position is available on annual basis for those who can commit to a full year of service. Candidates must have reliable transportation and be available for all cleanup dates on Saturdays.
Internships begin in January of each year. Deadline to apply for upcoming year is Dec. 31.
Candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of interest explaining why they would be the best KIBCU Intern and provide a short sample blog post electronically to Weed at Kristin@KentIslandBeachCleanups.com. An in-person meeting is required, and parents must attend.