The purpose of this 12 week fellowship is to give future conservation leaders the skills and experience needed to effectively move onto the next professional level while at the same time helping the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) with our conservation mission. This program will provide hands on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of activities. Fellows will serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our back-country campsites, help with the eradication of variable milfoil, perform water quality testing and monitoring, help with public education and outreach projects, perform conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction, meet and greet lake users and educate them about the dangers of invasive species.

Squam conservation Fellows will receive the following:
1. Scuba certification
2. Weed control diver certification
3. Weed watcher training
4. Lake Host certification
5. NH safe boating certification
6. First aid & CPR certification
7. Housing with kitchen facilities
8. Travel stipend (fellow location dependent)
9. Weekly Food stipend ($75)
10. Completion of fellowship award ($1500)

1. Candidate must be 18 years of age on or before June 1, 2012
2. Have a valid United States driver's license
3. Be a competent swimmer and capable of swimming 500 yards
4. Should have snorkeling experience
5. Ability to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
6. Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day.
7. Available May 29th 2012 through August 2012. (end date negotiable)

To apply for the Squam Conservation Fellowship send a cover letter describing why you would be the ideal candidate and what attracted you to this fellowship along with a resume by March 16, 2012 to:
Squam Lakes Association: Squam Conservation Fellowship
PO Box 204
Holderness, NH 03245
Or email your resume (PDF or DOC format please) to [log in to unmask]