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2021 Internship Opportunities

Mohonk Preserve offers paid summer internships for students through our Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship in our Land Protection and Stewardship programs and our Schaefer Research Internship in our Conservation Science program. The internships run for 10 weeks (summer season).

Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship

The 2021 Scheuer Land Management Internship will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work within our Land Stewardship and Land Protection programs alongside the professionals who ensure that Mohonk Preserve’s lands are managed in a manner that protects their ecological integrity while welcoming visitors who seek a wide variety of recreational experiences. The 2021 Scheuer Intern will gain experience in GPS data collection, processing and compilation with a focus on mapping Mohonk Preserve’s recreational facilities, including buildings, benches, bridges, culverts, and signage. The intern will also assist with monitoring the Preserve’s boundary and may be involved in other ongoing land management projects. 

The Scheuer Land Management Internship is open to students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior years of college (or equivalent credit hours) majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Science, Land and Natural Resource Management, Geography, Forestry, or other related fields of study.

Application deadline is February 12, 2021. Click here to view and download the full internship announcement.

 

Schaefer Research Internship

Dr. Vincent and Lois Schaefer established the Schaefer Internship “to introduce students to the fascination and almost infinite variety of the natural world by providing the setting, exposure to dedicated scientists, and opportunity to sample a wide variety of nature study.” This internship is based out of the Conservation Science department, operating in the Daniel Smiley Research Center located near Mohonk Lake.

Conservation Science staff carry out a broad program of ecological research projects including long-term studies on:

  • Climate
  • Natural history of plants and animals
  • Water quality and limnology
  • Phenology

The 2021 Schaefer Research Internship at the Daniel Smiley Research Center provides an opportunity to work with Preserve research staff, scientists, and land managers on:

  • Forest vegetation diversity
  • Vegetation impact from white-tailed deer browse
  • Long-term changes in natural history of the region
  • Recreational impact assessment
  • Detailed data collection & management

The Schaefer Research Internship is open to students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior years of college (or equivalent credit hours) who are majoring in biology, ecology, geology, environmental studies/science, or related natural science majors.

Application deadline is February 12, 2021. Click here to view and download the full internship announcement.

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