Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Jobs, Fellowships, and Internships

Work Opportunities


Preserve-funded internships

Every summer, the Mohonk Preserve offers paid internships for students. The internships run for 10 weeks (June to mid-August). The application deadline is March 15th.

The Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship is open to college juniors and seniors. The intern will help with design of trailhead structures; assist in maintaining the Preserve's boundaries; and support visitor safety and enjoyment.

The Schaefer Research Internship is open to college freshman and sophomores. Research interns work at the Preserve's Daniel Smiley Research Center to conduct field studies and collect natural science data utilizing GIS/GPS technology, and develop and carry out a research projects of their own in conjunction with Preserve staff.


Graduate/Professional internships

Spring 2015 Library Cataloging Internship
Mohonk Preserve is offering an unpaid 12-week internship from mid-January through mid-April for a librarian currently enrolled in or graduated from an accredited IMLS program. Application deadline Jan. 15, 2015. For more information, see the internship announcement.

Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship
In 2005, the Loewy Family Foundation began to provide a generous annual grant to establish the Preserve's paid, professional-level research fellowships.Dr. David C. Richardson, Biology Assistant Professor, SUNY New Paltz, was selected as the Fellow in 2014. He worked on a study entitled “Using High Frequency Sensors and Long Term Data to Evaluate the Effect of Climate Change on Mohonk Lake Water Temperature and Physical Mixing.” Sensors are being used to record water temperature, air temperature, wind speed, light levels and humidity at Mohonk Lake. Historic lake and meteorological data is being analyzed to link lake temperature to climate change.

For more information, see the fellowship announcement, application, and list of fellows.

Undergraduate internships

Sussman Internships
We welcome graduate students to apply to become Sussman interns at the Preserve. Students at SUNY ESF and other participating schools may apply through their school for support from the Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation. Learn more about the Sussman Internships.