The Sharon Land Trust believes deeply in supporting our local youth and helping them to pursue their interest in the environment and conservation. Sharon Land Trust offers different programs to engage and educate, including…

Scholarships

Sharon Land Trust offers up to $2,000 scholarships for the pursuit of an education in conservation, earth and/or environmental sciences. Applicants must be residents of the Town of Sharon and must be secondary school graduates at the end of the current school year. They must be accepted into a program of higher education or vocational training that is aligned with earth, environmental, biological, or conservation studies. Applications will be available in March each year and will be due at the beginning of May. For more information, please contact info@sharonlandtrust.org or call (860) 364-5137.

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Student Work Project

The Student work project offers local high school students an opportunity to work in the community on habitat and wildlife enhancement projects as well as trail building and maintenance. The program runs for two weeks every summer and is open to students entering grades 9 to 12. The Student Work Project provides a valuable learning experience, building a connection to conservation both now and in the future. Students receive an educational stipend at the conclusion of the program. For more information, please contact info@sharonlandtrust.org or call (860) 364-5137.

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Summer Internships

Every summer we offer paid, part-time (15 to 20 hours/week) opportunities for Land Steward Assistants to assist in the day-to-day operations and work projects for Sharon Land Trust. It is a great chance to gain work experience and to learn about land conservation and stewardship. Typical work includes: Planning and execution of field-based work including trail building and maintenance; land management, including invasive plant removal and control projects; property and project monitoring; installation and maintenance of signage and trail amenities; working with volunteer groups; attending staff and board meetings; computer work related to research, information analysis, mapping and communications. Individuals must be comfortable working outside in remote areas in all weather conditions. If interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Timhunter@sharonlandtrust.org.

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