We are inviting two or three learners or student interns (one working primarily with plants and one or two primarily with insects) to join us for the 2022 summer months.
Learnerships and internships form a cornerstone of our educational outreach at the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. Through our learnerships and internships, we hope to provide participants with experiences, knowledge, and skills that will enrich their lives and help them to explore potential career paths. Learners and interns are involved directly in our ongoing projects and our public outreach. We train them in research methods and encourage them to explore our region’s landscape through various lenses which, depending on the exact position, could include agroecology, botany, wildlife ecology, entomology, and/or anthropology. We are especially interested in mentoring people whose interests align closely with the themes of our research, but who have not previously had opportunities to pursue those interests in a professional setting. We also believe that diverse voices enrich our profession and can help our program to maximize the impact of our work. To that end, we welcome and encourage applications from people who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color, who identify as LGBTQIA+, who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, or who belong to other historically marginalized communities.
Please see the links below for details and application process. If you have any questions, please contact us by email (or phone, 518 938 1109). Unfortunately, we are only able to consider applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents, or who otherwise have US working papers.
ENTOMOLOGY position description (.pdf file) for the Summer of 2022.
BOTANY position description (.pdf file) for the Summer of 2022.