Summer Eco Internship Opportunities for Midd Kids–Apply Now!

If you’ve spent any time on MOJO recently, you’d notice that there are a lot of exciting and valuable environmental internship opportunities now available for Middlebury students–a lot of which take advantage of the great resources and local organizations in Vermont! Since I know many of you haven’t, you’re lucky because I’ve summed up a few of the awesome nature/science/environmental/farming internships just for you! Check out these four positions, but be sure to stop by MOJO to learn more and to find other great internships. Hurry, the deadlines for many are coming up in the next week or so!

1. PAID Summer Climate Fellowship at Clean Air-Cool Planet in Portsmouth, NH

Deadline to Apply: February 24

Clean Air-Cool Planet is an action oriented nonprofit that works with campuses and communities to find and promote solutions to climate change by providing practical solutions that demonstrate the economic opportunities and environmental benefits of climate leadership. CACP offers over 15 different fellowships across the country and in a variety of specialties. Fellows receive supervision, mentorship, and unique research opportunities in their area of interest. For more information check out their website.

2. Invasive Plant Internship at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, CO

Deadline to Apply: March 1

This hands-on and exciting opportunity, provided by Midd alum Dr. Jennifer Reithel ’95, involves working with invasive plant management and plant restoration. The intern’s duties will include assisting with ongoing experiments to control the spread of Canada Thistle, Smooth Brome, and Yellow Toadflax, active management of invasive plants by manual removal and spot applications of herbicides, coordination of adult volunteers, using GPS equipment to map plants, and assisting in revegetation of disturbed areas.

3. PAID Summer Internship at the Center for Whole Communities at Knoll Farm in Waitsfield, VT

Deadline to Apply: March 1

The overall mission of the Internship Program is to provide a unique experience as part of a dynamic learning community living close to the land. As an intern, you will help to accomplish this by both supporting the faculty and participants in the retreat center and maintaining the physical plant systems of Knoll Farm, where the retreats are held. Interns will learn basic skills including carpentry, grounds maintenance, plumbing, trail maintenance, gardening, composting, animal husbandry and more. Abigail Borah ’13 did this internship last summer!

4. PAID Food Access and Gleaning Intern at Rutland Area Farm and Food Link in Rutland, VT

Deadline to Apply:  March 1

Midd alum Kristin Smith ’08 is offering this great chance to get involved with a local organization in Vermont! The Access and Gleaning Inter will coordinate with farmers, volunteers, and RAFFL staff members to organize on-farm gleanings and to collect fresh produce from farmers’ markets. Responsibilities also include working on the grassroots level to increase food security in the Rutland region and be a key organizing member of RAFFL’s Grow-a-Row program.