Water Chestnut Project Intern

Concord Land Conservation Trust - Concord, MA 01742
$10 - $11 an hour

Title: Water Chestnut Project Intern

Type of Position: Short-term part-time position

Rate: $11.00/hour

Dates: June 17, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Hours: Flexible. Will vary based on conditions and worker availability. About a total of 100 hours over the course of the summer.

Supervised by: CLCT’s Executive Director

This position will be responsible for hand-pulling an invasive plant known as water chestnut (Trapa natans) from the Sudbury River in Concord, focusing primarily on the Fairhaven Bay area.

This position is manual labor intensive, which involves going out in a kayak or canoe, pulling water chestnut plants out of the water, and disposing of them at a designated area on the shore. The job requires the candidate to be working out in the sun, and it is important to bring plenty of water and sunscreen while working. The work requires getting dirty and being comfortable around spiders, insects, etc. Completing work out on the water with at least one other person is strongly preferred with either volunteers or paid workers. The hours are flexible and it is expected there will be more hours of work per week at the beginning of the summer than the end.


  • Remove and dispose of water chestnut plants in designated areas on shore.
  • Keep track of hours worked and report weekly to the executive director.
  • Use maps to keep track of what areas have been cleared and clearly communicate this to others assisting with removals.
  • Help recruit and organize a schedule of others (volunteer and paid) to do this work along with you.


  • Responsible
  • Proficient swimmer
  • Able to handle a kayak and canoe
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Punctual
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable around spiders, insects, etc.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position to Laney Widener – email listed on Indeed and on our website www.concordland.org

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 to $11.00 /hour

Hours per Week:

  • 11-20 (Preferred)

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Overtime often available:

  • No

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM
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