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!

This year Audubon Vermont is offering a few different high school aged opportunities. If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, are interested in Audubon’s mission, conservation, education, and policy, then check out what we have to offer!  

Junior Conservation Technician Program

We are excited to offer a new program for teens ages 14-18 called the Junior Conservation Technician Program. This is a paid program that is designed to hire individuals who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of conservation and want first-hand experience working in the field. This program will meet 17 times starting in February through July 1 and will be based at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington.  This is a paid opportunity at $12/ hour.   

We are seeking teens interested in learning about conservation and participating first-hand in projects that help birds and other wildlife. Does banding birds, studying bird-friendly forestry practices, helping with trail projects and native plant gardens, and spending time outside throughout all of Vermont’s amazing seasons sound good to you?! Then apply to be on the team of our first-ever Audubon Vermont Junior Conservation Technicians! You’ll learn from and work alongside real Vermont conservation heroes!   

Participants must be able to commit to the following schedule: 

  • February break dates: February 23rd, 24th, and 25th  

  • April break dates: April 20th, 21st, and 22nd 

  • March Sugar on Snow during Vermont Maple Sugar Association Open House Weekend (dates TBA) 

  • May 14th  

  • June 4th, June 21-24th and June 27th – July 1st 

Throughout this program we will work with Audubon Vermont’s conservation biologists to help create an invasives removal plan, remove those invasives, and assess our impact. We will dive into what a bird friendly forest really is. Participants will have the privilege of meeting professionals from all different aspects of conservation work and get to hear about what they do. We will explore Audubon Vermont’s watershed, assess the water quality, and gain many different naturalist skills. The goal of this program is to provide professional learning opportunities and open minds to the wonders of conservation and all that Audubon does. 


Counselor-In-Training Program

This summer we will also be looking to hire Counselors-In-Training (CIT) $12/hour for their work. CIT's work alongside our camp counselors - experienced naturalists and educators - to deliver a high-quality, hands-on environmental education and activities for campers ages 3-11. The program is structured with weekly trainings to give CIT's the opportunity to explore their interests in outdoor education and conservation, while also building the skills and experience to launch them towards their next education or career opportunities. We hope our CIT's will become the next generation of Audubon camp counselors, naturalist educators, and conservation biologists. 

Is the CIT position right for you?  

We are looking for people with interests in: 

  • Outdoor/environmental education 

  • Wildlife and habitat conservation 

  • Nature awareness, animal tracking, and wilderness living skills 

  • Nature-based crafts, art, and tool-making 

  • Teaching and mentoring younger kids 

  • Building teamwork and leadership skills 

Candidates for this position must be available Monday-Friday at least 3 weeks of the summer (June 21, 2022 - August 12, 2022) and June 16, 2022 and June 17, 2022 from 9-5 for an orientation at the Green Mountain Audubon Center.  


APPLICATIONS OPEN SOON! Check out Job Opportunities Page for how to apply!  

For more information reach out to Rae Bronenkant at

UVM Planting Liza and Catlyn
University of Vermont Bird Friendly Planting. UVM students Liza and Catlyn organize native plant seedlings. Photo: Rae Bronenkant/Audubon Vermont

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