Internships provide qualified college students with professional skills in various areas of research and education. While we are not able to offer a stipend for most internships, we feel that our internships offer a unique experience and the opportunity to build new skills. Those interested in receiving credits for an internship should contact their institutional advisor.
For most internships a commitment of 20-30 hours per week is expected. If desired, summer internships can be more intensive (up to 40 hours per week). Intensive summer interns will have a specific focus (outlined below), but will also be expected to contribute to the day-to-day tasks of running the Lacawac Sanctuary. Complementary housing in the Historic Lodge is available to summer interns. There is limited access to a vehicle while in-residence at Lacawac, therefore it is strongly recommended that students have access to a personal vehicle. Limited company vehicle usage may be permitted once a week for personal use. A valid driver’s license is required.
For Science and Research Internships Contact: Dr. Sarah Princiotta, Director of Research and Education
Ecological Education and Research Internship
Lacawac’s Research Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of Lacawac’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. Students spend considerable time participating in field work; laboratory analysis; literature searches; data entry; and communicating science with the public. Projects are varied and may focus on terrestrial and aquatic ecology, conservation, and management of natural resources.
Students are also trained to work with all programs (school, college, family and adult, and summer camp programs) and will work with learners of all levels, including K-12 students, college students and adult learners.
The goal of this internship is to allow students will gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding lake ecology, watershed and field equipment use and maintenance, group leadership in laboratory and field settings, time management and program and outreach development.
Please provide the following when applying for an internship: