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Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship honors late board chair of AdkAction

Tom Boothe (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE — 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 died unexpectedly last October at the age of 71.

According to AdkAction, Boothe was known for bringing friends from around the world to introduce them to the natural beauty of the Adirondack Park, and he was particularly motivated to engage young people in the work of making a positive impact on our region’s communities. Reflecting his commitment to service 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 10 weeks working alongside AdkAction staff, board and volunteers to further the advocacy group’s mission to address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities and preserve the character of the Adirondacks.

While spearheading a sub-project 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 experience and enjoy the beauty of the Adirondacks that 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. Visit www.adkaction.org/internship for more information and to apply.

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