4-H Aquaculture Internship Program

The Hancock County 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce an Aquaculture Internship for youth entering grades 10-12 (ages 15-18) this Summer 2019. The program is run in partnership with the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR).

Interns will meet once per week for eight weeks at CCAR in Franklin, ME. The interns will be immersed in a positive youth development setting where they will “learn by doing” from aquaculture experts at CCAR and beyond. They will be expected to perform daily tasks to care for and raise Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) while also working as a team to manage a project which they will present at the 4-H Exhibit Hall at the Blue Hill Fair. They will learn about the role of sustainable aquaculture in the global food system, gain marketable skills relevant to the aquaculture industry, and practice project management skills with the help of adult mentors. At least one of the sessions will be a field trip (site to be determined) to another aquaculture facility in Maine. Space is limited to 10 youth for this program.

This program is made possible through funding from Maine EPSCoR/SEANET.

Applications are now available; space is limited to 10 participants. More Info and Application.