Summer Undergrad Internship in Ecology and Land Management in Westchester County, NY

Mianus River Gorge ( College Internship in Suburban Ecology (


Description: Mianus River Gorge, a conservation organization and 850-acre

nature preserve in Westchester County, New York, offers four 8-week summer

internships for college students interested in the conservation of natural

areas in urbanizing landscapes.

–Internships last for a period of 8 weeks. This year the internship will

run from Jun 9 – Aug 4. Longer internships may be available upon request.

— We generally must give preference to local students or those that can

commute, as summer housing is not always guaranteed.

— Each intern will work alongside Gorge staff and graduate students on a

variety of projects including wildlife monitoring, non-native species

management, and GIS applications.  The internship is a mix of performing

research and enacting management plans.

— Interns will work with and supervise high school students in our

authentic research program (Wildlife Technician Program).

— We work with our interns to provide a learning experience that fits

their interests and long-term educational goals.

— Stipend: $125/week (5 days a week) or combination of school credit and

stipend (depending on university requirements).

Projects for 2017 include:

o   Monitoring coyotes and other wildlife in NYC and Nassau County

o   Vegetation sampling, monitoring, and restoration

o   Wetland functional assessment throughout our watershed

o   Invasive species control and other land management work

o   Data management and analysis on several long-term projects

Applicant Eligibility

All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. We do not require

applicants to major in a particular discipline; however, exposure to and

interest in the fields of ecology, environmental science, or geography is


Interns must be self-motivated and work well in group settings.

Applicants should be prepared for strenuous summer work outdoors (e.g.

field research and land management projects) as well as indoor work when

necessary (e.g. data entry and GIS projects).

Special Considerations:

Housing is not always available, but we try to find it each year. Please

indicate whether you can commute to our location each day or will

need/prefer housing.

Public transportation in our area is unfortunately very limited, so it is

preferable that interns have a car.  Interns may also be asked to use their

own vehicle for some work (with mileage/gas reimbursement).

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Questions: Please direct questions to or call Chris Nagy

at 914-234-3455

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