MRGP Internship in Applied Suburban Ecology ( ~

10 de febrero de 2011

MRGP Internship in Applied Suburban Ecology (

Program Description: The Mianus River Gorge Preserve (MRGP) is a 764 acre
old-growth forest preserve located in Bedford, NY just about 1 hour north
from NYC. We offer 2-3 internship positions for undergraduate students
interested in the conservation and management of protected areas in
urbanizing landscapes. Interns will work alongside staff and graduate
students and will also be responsible for assisting high school students
conducting ecological studies. Interns will have the opportunity to take
field trips to institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History
and other nature preserves.

Special projects for 2011:
• Estimating white-tailed deer density
• Camera trapping coyotes in NYC parks
• Salamander and millipede surveys
• Forest regeneration studies
• Bio-control of non-native plants / Invasive management
• Constructing and monitoring deer exclosures

Each internship lasts for a period of 6-8 weeks. Interns will receive a
stipend of $100/week.

Applicant Eligibility: All undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
While we do not require applicants to major in a particular discipline,
exposure to the fields of ecology or environmental science is helpful.
Students must like to work outside, enjoy working both alone and as a member
of a team, and demonstrate independent thinking. Interns must provide their
own transportation to the MRGP. Housing is not guaranteed.

Application Process: Please fill-out the application and
submit along with 1 letter of recommendation and your CV/resume. Deadline
March 11, 2011. Applicants may be contacted for a phone interview. All
applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 1, 2011.

Applications can be submitted by e-mail:
Questions: Contact Mark Weckel @ 914-234-3455

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