External Internship Opportunities
Our vision is a Chesapeake Bay and watershed that is healthy and thriving; one in which natural systems and human communities are in balance. Interdisciplinary academic programs promote the integration of environmental issues, social values, and good old river mud.
Internships offered by CES Partnership Organizations
CES maintains a professional partnership with numerous organizations and occasionally will post internships on this page when those partners alert us of new and exciting positions.
For more help finding off-campus employment opportunities, please make an appointment to speak with a representative at the college’s Career Development Center!
The Rodale Institute, located in Kutztown PA promotes organic farming and gardening. They have numerous internships (with housing included). Some internships can be arranged for summer months, while others may be of interest to graduates, as the positions can last 6-8 months.
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Colchester Apprenticeship Program
Each year, Colchester Farm CSA offers apprenticeships to individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in sustainable vegetable production and the marketing of produce through a Community Supported Agriculture project and local farmers’ markets.
Now accepting applications for summer apprentices (Late May to Late August).
Colchester welcomes applications for the apprenticeship from hard-working individuals from diverse backgrounds; the apprenticeship is designed for individuals with a serious interest in gaining the skills necessary to farm. Anyone with a serious interest in agriculture and the physical ability to work the long, strenuous hours of a farming schedule will be considered. For our advanced apprentice positions, we are looking for applicants with at least one year of farming experience.To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume with references.
CFCSA is a working/learning farm. Most of an apprentice’s time is spent producing vegetables (planting, seeding, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, washing, and packing) alongside the CSA manager.
Apprentices are offered a stipend, on-farm housing, and access to farm produce and eggs. Kitchen facilities, bathrooms, and a general living space will be shared. Apprentices will have their own rooms.
More information is available in our Guide for Colchester Farm CSA Apprentices (pdf).
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Chesapeake Conservation Corps
The Chesapeake Bay Trust leads grand efforts in increasing access and opportunities to green careers and educating and training the next generation of stewards on how best to manage and protect our environment which is crucial to restoring our region’s natural resources. To help meet those needs, the Trust provides young adults with hands-on environmental and leadership experience through its Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. The Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies for one-year terms of service in the Chesapeake Bay region.
The purpose of the Corps is to:
Enable young adults to work with organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay.
Prepare young adults for future green careers through leadership and training opportunities including on-the-job experience, conferences, trainings, grant writing and project management.
Increase the capacity of organizations to develop and implement programs and projects.
Become a ChesapeakeConservation Corps Member
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region to work full time for a stipend-support year of service ($17,000) beginning on August 22, 2017.
How to Apply?
Applications are currently being solicited with a deadline of April 14, 2017 at 5pm. The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have not yet registered to use the system before you will have to create an account.
To learn more about the program and to apply please visit the https://cbtrust.org/chesapeake-conservation-corps/ webpage.
Friends of Blackwater Environmental Science Scholarships
The Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is offering 3 scholarships ( $3,000, $2,000, & $1,000) to qualified students majoring in Environmental Studies related programs.
The 2017 deadline is March 15th
For more information please visit: http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/scholarship.html
If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Harry Heckathorn, Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Scholarship Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Echo Hill Outdoor School Internships
Echo Hill Outdoor School provides residential learning experiences designed to introduce and acclimate children to the outdoors and foster awareness of and respect for themselves, each other and their environment. The program is flexible so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools.
We are seeking motivated, energetic individuals who believe in the value of environmental education for children, enjoy being in the outdoors, and are committed to their personal growth as educators.
Internship Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist the teaching staff with all aspects of the school curriculum including planning, co-teaching and assessing classes.
• Overnight tent or cabin responsibility for groups of seven to ten children during the length of their stay (two to five days).
• Assist teaching staff in the supervision of students at all times (during meals, free time, etc).
• Assist in the creation and implementation of new course and curriculum ideas.
• Active involvement in the end of week staff assessment of visiting groups and general operation.
• Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities), a responsibility of all our staff.
• Completion of a special project of the intern’s design.
Interns are encouraged to create their own goals and objectives for their experience. The internship should be integrated into the intern’s course of study. It is extremely beneficial for the intern to maintain a journal throughout their tenure at Echo Hill.
Fall (Late August through November)………………..……..July 15th
Spring (March through June)………………………….…..February 15th
Summer (June through August)……………………………April 15th
Full and Part Time positions are available for all seasons.To learn more and find out how to apply: