We offer internships in environmental conservation all year round for students enrolled in college or who recently graduated from college. We are flexible on times and dates for interns currently taking classes. Earlier applications will be more successful in securing a stipend.
Length of Internship: 8 weeks or more. We can also accommodate semester-long internships.
Stipend: The amount is to be determined.
College Credit: We have successfully worked with colleges in the past for interns to receive academic credit in exchange for their work at Westmoreland.
Responsibilities: Our Natural Resources and Wildlife Management plan designates 6 conservation islands — habitats of special interest on which we focus our habitat restoration efforts. Within these conservation islands, interns will conduct invasive species removal and reintroduce native species, install deer fencing, and measure water quality where applicable.
All interns will perform a research project involving field work, a literature review, and a final report. The report will become a part of our Natural Resources and Wildlife Management Plan.
Past Research Projects:
- Rusty Crayfish & Native Crayfish
- Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
- Native Turtles
- Native Pollinators
- Native Wildflowers
- Invasive Plant Species
- Water Quality
- Willing to get dirty
- Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants
- Be dressed for inclement weather
- Be prepared for physical labor such as weeding, shoveling, painting, and heavy lifting
- Bring a refillable water bottle
- Leave your cell phone behind
- Bring a curiosity and love for nature
Interns will learn how to monitor ecosystem health, collect data in a field setting, write for an academic audience, and publicly present their findings. Interns will also develop skills needed to succeed in any workplace such as working independently and in a team, training volunteers, and managing their own project.