Duke Farms is piloting an internship program in 2021 for students, new or emerging professionals interested in pursuing careers in conservation, natural resources, parks management, environmental education, historic site management, and trades. Internships are open to adults over 18 years of age, including recent graduates, experienced individuals, and those looking to obtain new skills.
Internship positions are full-time from June 1 to September 1 with paid compensation of $15 per hour. Housing may be offered on a case-by-case basis. Credit coordination with college/university is available where applicable.
Internships with Duke Farms provide education, training, and practical work experience to prepare interns for a career in their respective fields, while also gaining valuable skills such as communication, working with a team or cohort, problem-solving, and experience working in a nonprofit setting. Additionally, Duke Farms will provide several professional development opportunities where interns will be able to choose options that best fit their needs such as resume and cover letter building, public speaking, professional and personal branding, an overview on nonprofits, and networking opportunities in their related fields.
As part of the first year cohort, interns will collaborate on team-building exercises and projects through the duration of their internship.
The Education Intern is a member of the Duke Farms Programs Team who works to engage the public with hands-on stewardship or educational activities, primarily through guiding experiences, educating visitors on stewardship principles and natural resources, and taking the initiative to meet and exceed visitor needs with the guidelines established by Duke Farms.
This internship is designed to provide a broad introduction to Facilities Management and will include a basic introduction to a variety of trades including electrical, plumbing, vehicle and equipment repair, carpentry, and masonry. The intern will also learn about and help maintain a wide array of sustainable technology.
Natural Resources Intern
The Natural Resources Intern will assist the Duke Farms Stewardship Team in achieving departmental goals which aim to establish healthy natural systems that benefit and promote native flora and fauna by assisting in the management of natural areas through invasive species removal and installation of native plant populations while maintaining and improving the balance between ecological and human-oriented property features.
DF-RVCC Land Steward Intern
Open only to Raritan Valley Community College students and recent graduates, the DF-RVCC Land Steward Intern will assist the Duke Farms Stewardship team in achieving departmental goals in invasive species removal and native plant installation while aso working with RVCC to assist in plant propogation to support rare plant recovery and forest restoration efforts.
For more information or questions regarding internships, email Jeff Geist at email@example.com
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