Mianus River Gorge (www.mianus.org) 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
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).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chris Nagy
Application link: http://www.mianus.org/research-and-education/