Water Trail Internship

Coal River Group Boat Rental and Water Trail Internship

Tour De Coal kayaks

Kayaks ready to launch at the Tour De Coal 2016.

Summer 2017

The Coal River Group is looking for interns for the summer of 2017 to help operate the Coal River Canoe & Kayak Rental business.

Interns will be primarily tasked with day-to-day operations of the Coal River Group’s boat rental business. Responsibilities will include: managing and maintaining boats and equipment; shuttling rental boats and passengers to their put-in/take-out site; handling business transactions for boat rentals and gear purchases; providing safety orientations to boaters; and marketing of the rental program.

Interns will also engage in maintenance of the Coal River Water Trail. Tasks will include: creating an inventory of existing signage throughout the 100 miles of water trail, and working with volunteers to replace needed signs.

Special Projects:

  • All Coal River Group internships include a youth outreach component. For this position, interns will coordinate several “Kids Outdoor Days” events, which will give local kids the opportunity to kayak and canoe
  • Based on the intern’s individual experience, side projects may include marketing, GIS/GPS mapping, water quality monitoring, and other projects
  • As a final deliverable upon completion of the position, interns will prepare a report on entrepreneurship in outdoor recreation.

Details & Requirements:

This is a full-time, 10-week summer internship program that will take place at the CRG River Center in Tornado, WV. The intern schedule will include flexible hours and days, allowing the three interns to coordinate their work schedules and carpool from Huntington.

As this position requires handling boats, applicants for this position should be physically fit, capable of lifting 60lbs, and able to swim. First aid certifications are preferred.

Upon completing the internship, interns will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

Download application here.

The Coal River Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the protecting, preserving, and promoting the Coal River watershed.

The Coal River Group • PO Box 363 • St. Albans, WV 25177 • coalrivergroup@gmail.com • 304-722-3055

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