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College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE)

Application forms here.

Length of Program:  8 weeks
Program Description: The Mianus River Gorge offers summer internships for undergraduate students interested in the conservation of natural areas in urbanizing landscapes.

  • 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.
  • Interns will be responsible for mentoring and supervising high school students in our hands-on research program (Wildlife Technician Program)
  • We work with our interns to provide a learning experience that fits their interests and long-term educational goals.
  • Projects for 2018 include:
    • Monitoring coyotes, black bear, and other wildlife in Westchester, NYC, and Fairfield
    • Vegetation sampling, monitoring, and restoration
    • Initiating design and construction of a new educational trail
    • Invasive species control and other land management work
    • Data management, GIS work, and analysis on several long-term projects
Candidate Qualifications:
  • All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. We do not require applicants to major in a particular discipline; however, exposure to the fields of ecology or environmental science is helpful.
  • Interns must be self-motivated and work well in group settings without minimal direct supervision.
  • Applicants should be prepared to work both outdoors (e.g. field research and land management projects) and indoors (e.g. data entry and GIS projects).
Special Considerations: Housing may not be available this year; preference must be given to local students or those able to commute.  Please indicate whether you can commute to our location each day or will need/prefer housing.

Public transportation in our area is also 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).

Compensation: Interns will receive a stipend of $125/week.
Application Procedure: Please click here for our 2018 Summer Internship Application. Candidates must complete the application and submit along with a cover letter, one letter of recommendation, and a CV/resume. Applicants may be contacted for a phone interview. Applications can be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to Mianus River Gorge, 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506 Attn: Chris Nagy
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Questions: Please direct questions to or call Chris Nagy at 914-234-3455


The mission of Mianus River Gorge, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region.
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