Applications are due January 18.

Priority will be given to college students studying/ residing in Rhode
Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts. Students will receive a weekly
stipend, and all housing and transportation costs will be covered.
I’d be happy to answer any questions. We appreciate your help sharing
this opportunity with students. Four of the local positions that may
be of interest are:

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Serves Providence, RI

The assignment will involve a variety of environmental education and
outreach activities at urban parks in Providence. Typical activities
could include children’s environmental education programs, creating
educational materials and conducting outreach to engage the public in
park activities. Past interns have worked with a variety of partners
to connect families with nature through the arts. The position is
appropriate for students with a wide variety of backgrounds and
interests in the fields of environmental sciences, education, arts and
communication. The work will be conducted at urban park sites in
Providence, RI.

Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut Serves New
Haven, Conn.

The assignment will involve a combination of environmental education
and outreach, habitat improvement and other public engagement
activities. The intern will divide his/her time between activities at
the Peabody Museum and at New Haven parks. The position is appropriate
for students with strong writing and communication skills, with
background or interest in fields such as environmental sciences,
education and/or communication. The work will be conducted at urban
sites in New Haven, CT.

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts Serves the
greater Boston area

The assignment will involve a combination of public outreach and field
work, appropriate for students in the areas of education, sciences,
and/or communication. Examples of typical activities include
educational programs for children, bird surveys, horseshoe crab
tagging, coordinating volunteers and other interaction with visitors.
The assignment will be based at the Assabet Visitors’ Center in
Sudbury, MA.

Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge in New England

The assignment will include a variety of activities to support the
refuge’s biology, visitor services, and maintenance programs. Typical
activities could include trail maintenance, environmental education
and invasive species removal. The position is appropriate for students
with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests in the fields of
natural resources, sciences, education and/or communication. The
intern will work primarily at refuge sites in Hadley and Springfield,
MA.