Not Shin Pond in Maine
Are you an innovative type who’s using your skills for the betterment of animals? If so, you can apply for residency at the Summer Retreat Program for Animal/Humane Studies at Shin Pond in Maine.
The program, which runs from June 1 through Sept. 30, is sponsored by The HSUS and is taking place on a 300-acre wooded sanctuary. Preferred residencies are from two to four weeks, and applications are being accepted now. Bloggers beware: There’s a phone line but no DSL or other high-speed Internet connection.
There’s no official form to fill out, but interested parties need to send in “a statement of interest that includes relevant information on the project he/she intends to pursue; the specific work product that will be produced during the retreat period; details of the likely outcome or application of the work undertaken or product produced at the retreat; any applicable scheduling concerns or scheduling preferences; and two professional references. Applicants may be asked to submit copies of prior publications.”
Send applications to: Bernard Unti, The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037; fax 301-258-3077; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.