Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Engaging young adults in conservation, education and policy

Hannah Weiss, Education and Conservation Fellow. Photo: Rae Bronenkant / Audubon Vermont

We are excited about the launch of a new Youth Conservation Leadership Program at Audubon Vermont. Supported in part by a generous Maggie Walker Incentive Fund Grant, the program will train the next generation of conservation leaders with the tools to tackle environmental challenges. The program has three strategies: (1) structured, paid internship program; (2) student-led campus Audubon chapters; and (3) Vermont Youth Conservation Corps environmental literacy training module.

Across all three strategies, Audubon Vermont’s conservation leadership program is engaging with young adults during a time in their lives when they are making important decisions about their educational and career paths.

Audubon Vermont Campus Chapters
Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Audubon Vermont Campus Chapters

National Audubon supports young professionals through the Campus Chapter program and Vermont campuses are hopping on board!

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Youth Conservation Interns
Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Youth Conservation Interns

Meet the future of the conservation movement.

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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program
Summer Day Camps

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Join our high school CIT program and build skills as an outdoor educator and naturalist!

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Youth Leadership Alumni
Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Youth Leadership Alumni

Stay connected with our Audubon interns and where they've landed.

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Audubon’s New Youth Conservation Leadership Program
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Audubon’s New Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Engaging young adults in conservation, education and policy.

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Youth Leadership News

High School Opportunities with Audubon Vermont
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High School Opportunities with Audubon Vermont

Do you know someone who is between the ages of 14 and 18, interested in conservation work, and looking to build their professional skills? See what Audubon is offering!

Bobolink Migration
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Bobolink Migration

Monitoring the 6,000-mile trip and the importance in their conservation.

Serve. Learn. Earn.
Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Serve. Learn. Earn.

Every young person should have a viable pathway to employment and affordable education in exchange for serving their state.

Burlington Poetry Walk Features Indigenous and Black Voices
Youth Conservation Leadership Program

Burlington Poetry Walk Features Indigenous and Black Voices

Audubon Vermont intern alumni Alexander Cotnoir reads his poetry and explains his writing process and the inspiration for his work.

This Summer on Poppasquash Island
Youth Conservation Leadership Program

This Summer on Poppasquash Island

Summer Environmental Conservation Intern Gus Lunde reviews the Common Tern activity on preserved islands in Vermont.

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