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Help run educational programs for the Wolf Conservation Center. Handle flora and fauna for the Teatown Lake Reservation. Shadow a wildlife biologist in Pelham Bay Park. There are so many opportunities to get involved this month!

Spring Internship Opportunities (PLV)

Tuesday, November 6 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Environmental Classroom
Looking for an internship? Meet one-on-one with representatives from local environmental organizations to discuss their open positions for spring 2019! Participants include Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), Green Business Partnership, Greenburgh Nature Center, Riverkeeper, Teatown Lake Reservation, Westchester Land Trust, and the Wolf Conservation Center. You must RSVP in order to attend.

Questions? Email Mike Rubbo, and be sure to read more about these opportunities:

Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF)
The CELF consults with schools and provides sustainability education programs for educators and students from across the nation. As the Communications and Media intern, your duties may include developing a familiarity with their programs and the ability to communicate about CELF services; assisting educator staff during program delivery such as photos, social media, and occasional participant interviews; assisting with website updates, e‑blasts, and social media posts; assisting staff in fundraising communications like event follow‑up and direct mail appeal; and updating database with contacts and status of program participation.

Green Business Partnership
Interns will be focused on the four steps to Green Business Partnership certification: conducting the employee survey; addressing the 90 action items; completing the greenhouse gas emissions inventory; and preparing the final presentation. The duties of the intern address the qualitative actions toward sustainability, as well as the use of the quantitative greenhouse gas emissions inventory tool developed by Green Team Spirit LLC.

Greenburgh Nature Center
Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre nature preserve in the heart of lower Westchester. The Center is seeking several interns:

Marketing and Communications Intern: assisting the marketing team with the creation and design of various forms of digital and print collateral, including social media content. 

Sustainability Intern: assisting the Center to maintain and build upon its Westchester Green Business certification. Duties may include collecting information on energy, waste, purchasing, and water; reviewing sustainability messaging; writing weekly green tips to staff; and maintaining zero waste recycling and composting programs.

Animal Museum Intern: duties include taking care of the animals’ daily needs like food prep and feeding. Interns are also responsible for facilitating safe and positive interaction between animals and human visitors to the museum.

Riverkeeper is looking for a graduate student or an exceptionally qualified undergraduate junior or senior to assist the Advocacy and Engagement program with community outreach, public affairs, research, communications, and administrative support. The intern will work closely with Riverkeeper’s scientists, communications team, advocates, and lawyers. Interns will gain firsthand experience in grassroots environmental campaigns at an internationally recognized environmental non-profit. They seek independent and motivated students with a commitment to environmental protection and an ability to handle diverse assignments. Strong research and writing skills as well as organized work habits are a must.

Teatown Lake Reservation
Trail and Dam Maintenance Intern: focused on trail maintenance and conducting daily checks of Teatown Lake Dam for beaver activity. This intern will also assist with ongoing stewardship activities of Teatown Lake, including removal of invasive species and other plant materials that may interfere with the dam’s spillway.

Flora and Fauna of Teatown Intern: Teatown is looking to create handheld field guides for the community that highlights common flora and fauna found on the preserve. They are seeking an intern that will create content for a field guide that matches their interests. Each field guide will focus on a subset of common species within a specific group of plants or animals (like birds, insects, trees, amphibians, reptiles), and will have both photos and facts about each species.

Sustainability Intern: focused on improving sustainability of the nature center by implementing a composting/low waste program that is easy to follow and maintain for Teatown staff and visitors.

Westchester Land Trust (WLT)
WLT offers multiple diverse projects including establishing i-naturalist as part of WLT’s Preserve experience. This will culminate with a bioblitz or similar event (featuring i-naturalist), short media piece on usage, and kiosk signage with link to the media piece.

Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)
The WCC offers year-round environmental education and conservation internship opportunities designed to expose interns to the field of conservation education and wildlife biology. Interns conduct a variety of education programs and assist with the daily operations of the WCC, which may vary depending on the season.

Be a Wildlife Biologist for a Day

November 2018 (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) | 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist, now’s your chance to find out! You’ll get to spend one full day in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx working alongside an NYC Parks employee. Everyone is invited to take part in this unique opportunity, whether you’re an undergrad student or grad student on either of our campuses. To schedule your day, email Sunny Corrao of NYC Parks and cc: Professor Anne Toomey.