Seasonal Internships -- Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks




Raquette Lake, New York


Raquette Lake, NY

Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks, the non-profit steward of "Great Camp" Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark located in the Central Adirondack community of Raquette Lake, New York is recruiting for paid seasonal internships. Sagamore is a 27-building complex built by William West Durant between 1894 and 1897. Sagamore, located on its own lake in the Blue Ridge Wilderness area of the Adirondack preserve was a Vanderbilt family wilderness retreat visited by the elite including writers, artists, businessmen and political figures of the early 20th century. Durant's complex is considered one of the finest of the Adirondack "Great Camps” and is an architectural model of the National Parks Services rustic building design.

Sagamore's internship program invites qualified applicants to join our staff for the season to work and learn in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. Interns will perform a variety of duties but will specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Historic interpretation of Sagamore's history and buildings (3)
  • Trail stewardship and environmental interpretation (2)
  • Event planning and support (1)
  • Hospitality & Guests Services (2)
  • Internship Supervisor (1)
Interns will received training in their specified area as well as participate in a comprehensive training program to prepare them for leading tours and completing projects at the site. The training seminars include presentations on American history of the late 19th and early 20th century, Adirondack environmental issues and concerns over time and museum practice and management. Interns will work on teams to complete substantive projects in support of Sagamore's mission.

Benefits: include a $150 stipend paid bi-weekly; room and board, professional interpretation training and content seminars on history and environment issues; support for career/graduate school pursuits; and opportunities to participate Sagamore's on-going programming.

Acceptances begin March 10 until positions filled. For more information visit or phone 585-351-7192.

To apply: send cover letter confirming residency availability and explaining interest and qualifications with a resume; and titles/phones of three references to Garet D. Livermore, Executive Director at [email protected]