AdkAction is pleased to announce the creation of the Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship Program to honor the legacy of past AdkAction Board Chair Tom Boothe, who passed away unexpectedly last October at the age of 71. Tom was known for bringing friends from around the world to introduce them to the immense natural beauty of the Adirondack Park, and was particularly motivated to engage young people in the work of making a positive impact on our region’s communities. Reflecting Tom’s commitment to serving the people of the Adirondacks, as well as his enthusiasm for enjoying the outdoors, the internship provides opportunities for both professional growth and recreational exploration of the region.
Each summer, starting in 2021, the Tom Boothe Adirondack Intern will spend up to ten weeks working alongside AdkAction staff, board, and volunteers to further our mission to address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. While spearheading a subproject in one of AdkAction’s major project areas, each summer’s intern will gain practical experience in nonprofit project development and implementation, and professional skills for future career success. A variety of recreational opportunities will also be made available through the internship, such as guided paddling/biking/hiking excursions, visits to cultural sites in the Adirondacks, meetings with local leaders, and tours of AdkAction project sites. The internship is designed to allow the intern enough flexibility and time to truly experience and enjoy the immense beauty of the Adirondacks that Tom Boothe loved.
Students currently enrolled in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college, as well as recent college graduates, are eligible to apply for the 2021 Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship. Please visit www.adkaction.org/internship for more information, and to apply.