We are currently inviting applications for three learners or interns (one working primarily with plants and two primarily with insects) for our 2023 field season.
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 note, however, that we are only able to consider those applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents or who have US working papers.
For more information about our internships and instructions on how to apply, please see the links below: