NY-NJ Trail Conference seeks intern trail builders for Bear Mountain Trails Project

February 7, 2013

Bear Mountain Intern Overview:

Through a partnership with Rockland County Americorps, a program of the Rockland County Youth Bureau, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting intern trail builders for the Bear Mountain Trails Project.

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of member clubs and individuals

dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community. The Conference is a volunteer-directed public service organization committed to:

  •  Developing, building, and maintaining hiking trails;

  •  Protecting hiking trail lands through support and advocacy;

  •  Educating the public in the responsible use of trails and the natural environment.

Learn more at www.NYNJTC.org

The Bear Mountain Intern positions will act as crew leaders to volunteers performing trail work on the Appalachian Trail, Major Welch Trail, Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail, and Trails for People Exhibit located in Bear Mountain State Park in New York. Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Bear Mountain State Park is only 45 miles from New York City and receives three million visitors annually.


  •  Working as a team building hiking trails

  •  Instructing groups of volunteers in a safe manner

  •  Filling out weekly timesheets, project accomplishments, and volunteer paperwork

  •  Taking and organizing photos of project accomplishments


  •  Build long lasting trail in a beautiful location

  •  Training and experience in Griphoist rigging, dragging, and highlines

  •  Training and experience in rock drilling, splitting, and shaping

  •  Training and experience in dry masonry and trail structures

  •  Training and experience in trail tread and drainage

  •  Training in trail design and layout

  •  Training in Leave No Trace Principles

  •  Lakeside housing provided

  •  Living Stipend provided


  •  Eligible for an Americorps Education Award and ability to follow all Americorps policies and procedures (visit www.americorps.gov for more details)

  •  Must be at least 17 years of age, no upper age limit

  •  Must have a personal vehicle and valid driver license

  •  Durable sense of humor, enthusiasm, and ability to work hard

  •  Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions

  •  Ability to motivate, teach, and work with people of all ages and backgrounds

  •  Ability to lift and carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and hike 5 miles on uneven terrain

  •  Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

  •  Trail work and leadership experience preferred


    This is a full-time position with a Wednesday through Sunday work week May 1 through October 15, 2013.

    Closing Date:

    Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 17, 2013

    To Apply:

    Please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment filenames with your last name) to jobs@nynjtc.org Subject line: Bear Mountain: “Your Last Name”

  •  resume
  •  cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position and why we should be

    interested in you

  •  three references



To Apply:


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