Become a BLT Intern
If you have good computer skills, a willingness and ability to engage with others, a strong interest in the environment and would like to apply for an internship, please send an e-mail to: info@BLT.org or call BLT at 508-771-2585.
Past BLT Interns
2007: Chloe Starr became BLT’s first Lis Clark Intern. At the time, Chloe was a student majoring in Environmental Health Engineering and Environmental Studies at Tufts University. During her internship Chloe was responsible for compiling a comprehensive land catalog of all BLT properties. Her second project involved organizing and installing signs on BLT’s properties. After graduation, Chloe found work in the environmental field, validation that the Lis Clark Internship Program provides practical experience that can carry into an intern’s chosen career.
2008: Andrew Lassiter had a strong interest in both people and places. While his range of skills led to a variety of assignments, Gifts from the Sea, BLT’s major fundraising event, became his chief project. His tasks ranged from working with auction donors to obtaining a tent permit from Town Hall. A geography major with a minor in environmental studies, Andrew’s ease in working with a variety of people as well as his excellent computer skills made him an effective participant in the fundraising effort. His enthusiastic commitment to the environment motivated him and communicated itself to all he encountered.
2009: Patrick Hemberger, an Eagle Scout with a great love of the outdoors and a deep concern for the environment, found satisfaction in all the tasks he undertook at BLT during his Lis Clark Internship. From creating displays and networking computers for Gifts from the Sea to assisting in trail blazing on the newly acquired Galloway property, Patrick contributed with skill and enthusiasm. Every year since his internship, he continues to volunteer at Gifts from the Sea.
2009: Lloyd Gould had a strong connection with the environment and the village of Cotuit through his grandmother, BLT member and past President Anne Gould. His internship focused primarily on land management efforts. With Patrick’s help, Lloyd designed and blazed the trail through the Galloway property to create a new access point into the extensive Eagle Pond Sanctuary. He also worked on Gifts from the Sea, contacting donors and acquiring permits for the event.
2010: Lloyd Gould came back to BLT in the summer of 2010 and focused primarily on making BLT’s annual fundraising event – Gifts from the Sea – our best event ever! His outreach efforts gave him additional skills and brought a new dimension to his business major at Hofstra University.
2013: Matt McLean was entering his senior year at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL when he began interning at BLT. Matt’s major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Political Science dovetailed together to focus on BLT’s “Keep Lowell Park Green!” campaign. He was a presence at every Cotuit Kettleers home game, helping with publicity and public outreach. His goal was to create a buzz about the effort to preserve the 19 acres around Lowell Field – the premier baseball field of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Being outside is what Matt likes best so between games he also helped manage the ever increasing properties owned by BLT. Matt’s internship was made possible through a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.
2013: Nick Blazis is a native Cape Codder. He grew up in the urban village of Hyannis and now lives in more rural Marstons Mills. Chief among his many interests is photography and a love of the outdoors. In 2012, Nick selected BLT for a class project at Cape Cod Community College. We were so impressed with his enthusiasm and the project’s outcome that when BLT needed someone to help increase our social media efforts, we recruited Nick! During his Lis Clark Internship Nick invigorated and expanded our online presence. He also supported BLT’s “Keep Lowell Park Green!” campaign to preserve the 19 acres that surround the Kettleers’ baseball field in Cotuit. And in keeping with his love of nature, he assisted with ongoing land management efforts.
2014: Casey Dannhauser grew up in Bronxville, NY, summered on Cape Cod throughout her childhood, and now lives in Cotuit full time. She joined BLT as a summer intern during her senior year at Holy Cross, where she majored in Environmental Studies. Casey spent most of her internship assisting with our “Keep Lowell Park Green!” project as a BLT representative. For the most part, this meant attending each of the Cotuit Kettleers’ 22 home games, talking to folks about this important project and answering their questions. It was an ideal internship for the longtime Kettleers fan, who fondly recalled chasing foul balls through the woodlands as a child. And BLT benefited from having a passionate environmentalist and baseball enthusiast as our representative…a total “win-win” in sports parlance!
2016: Although Josie Underwood lives in Cambridge, she spent every summer of her young life at the family homestead in Craigville. After taking an environmental studies class at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, she became interested in a summer internship connected to the environment. BLT fit the bill. Josie had the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities – from working outdoors surveying BLT properties, to assisting at Gifts from the Sea, to helping with necessary organizational work in the office such as scanning files and documents. Josie particularly enjoyed seeing different parts of Barnstable and “not being in a Craigville bubble.” She hopes to make a presentation to an environmental science class when she returns for her senior year at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, hoping to let students know they can make a difference. We want Josie to know that she made a difference at BLT!
Click here to read more about Josie’s experiences at BLT.