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Mohonk Preserve Summer Internships 2015

Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY is once again pleased to announce our 2015 Vince Schaefer Research Internship and our 2015 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship.  Your help in sharing this information with any students you may know who are interested in an internship in the awe-inspiring Shawangunk Mountains would be greatly appreciated.   

The Mohonk Preserve is New York State's largest non-profit nature preserve with integrated programs in Conservation Science & Research, Land Protection & Stewardship, and Environmental Education.  For more information about the Mohonk Preserve: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org

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2015 Vince Schaefer Research Internship

Interns will work with Preserve Conservation Science staff, world-class scientists, and land managers on:

  • forest condition survey and habitat analysis
  • invasive species management
  • recreational impact assessment
  • detailed data collection & management
  • Be a part of an exciting research community working closely with researchers, educators and land management professionals.

 

Interns will develop an individualized research project, complete a written report, and present their findings in an oral presentation at the end of the summer.

 

Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College freshmen & sophomores

Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis

To apply: Assemble, package and submit the following information via US Mail:

-          a copy of your resume;

-          cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals;

-          your transcripts;

-          and two letters of recommendation.

To: John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561

Application Deadline: Only complete applications will be considered. All materials must be received by March 15, 2015

For additional details: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships

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2015 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship

Interns will join the Mohonk Preserve Land Protection, Stewardship, and Facilities staff to assist with:

·    General Land Management and Facility Maintenance;

·    Preserve Property Line Inspection, Posting and Reporting; 

·    Specific Project Planning including Facilities and Trail Design;

·    GPS/GIS Applications;

·    Member and Day-Visitor Contact;

·    Basic Ranger Training and Daily Preserve Patrols.

 

The intern and his/her supervisor will design a specific land management project that the intern will complete that will include a final written deliverable (e.g. Report, Maps, Design Plan, etc.).  At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will also be required to make a short oral presentation using PowerPoint to summarize his/her work experience and their specific project. While concentrating on land stewardship and land protection, there may be opportunities to work with the Environmental Education and Conservation Science departments.

 

Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College juniors & seniors

Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis; Preserve membership for duration of the internship

 

To apply: Assemble, package and submit the following information via US Mail:

-          - A Cover Letter in which you clearly 1) introduce yourself, 2) state your career goals, 3) state your reasons for pursuing this internship, and 4) highlight the experience you hope to obtain by participating;

-          - A copy of your current Resume;

-          - A copy of your current College Transcript, and;

-          - Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from sources relating to your area of study.

To: Peter Karis, RLA, Director of Land Protection & Stewardship, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY  12561

For additional details: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships

Application Deadline: Only complete applications will be considered. All materials must be received by March 15, 2015