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PAID Environmental Conservation Opportunities for Students

PAID Environmental Conservation Opportunities for Students

My name is Sarah, I’m the Youth Conservation Leadership Coordinator at Audubon Vermont in Huntington, VT. I’m reaching out to let you know that we are hiring our second cohort of Junior Conservation Technicians (JCT). The JCT program is for current high school students (ages 14-18) to learn from Vermont conservation professionals like foresters, wildlife biologists, land stewards, environmental educators and more to gain a better understanding of what a career in conservation can look like. We will work on conservation projects around our nature center as well as build professional skills such as interviewing, resume writing, and job searching.  Projects may include: bird banding, forest health assessments, learning about bird-friendly land management, trail maintenance, woodworking, etc. This is a PAID opportunity ($13.18/hour) that runs from late February-the end of June. We will meet 18 times at the Green Mountain Audubon Center for a few days during school breaks. Learn more about the program, the projects we will work on, and the full schedule on our Junior Conservation Technician Program Page. The application link is live and open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be contacted for a short interview.

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It would be wonderful if you could share this job opportunity with students who you think may be interested. I am more than happy to schedule a call or an in-person visit to discuss the program more with you and/or your students. I’ve attached a flyer for the program as well for distribution and/or to post in your office or a school bulletin board.  


In the summer, we also hire high school students to be Counselors in Training (CITs). This is also a paid opportunity ($13.18/hour) in which CITs learn from and work with our Teacher-Naturalist camp educators to deliver place-based environmental education activities. We will begin hiring for this position in early February, you can check our Counselor in Training Page for more information. 

Sarah Hooghuis 

Pronouns: she/hers, they them

Youth Conservation Leadership Coordinator

Audubon Vermont