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Job & Internship Opportunities
Internship opportunities with EMMA are now available. We need student assistance with a variety of environmental monitoring and outreach projects. Please use the form below to let us know which project you are interested in. Some examples of possible projects include:
EMMA’s ongoing phenology monitoring project: Students learn about the life histories of native and invasive species on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, and gain valuable field experience. In addition to phenology monitoring, students will do one of the following:
Develop species phenophase identification profiles for EMMA’s target phenology species in collaboration with the New York Phenology Project
Create an open-source phenology calendar showing the start and end of phenophases for EMMA’s target phenology species
Develop an annotated bibliography which includes citation and abstract for the most current and local examples of phenological asynchrony
Mentored by Keri Vancamp, Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. 2 POSITIONS OPEN.
EMMA Phenology Project Development: Student(s) will conduct a literature review for all of the EMMA phenology species (including species traits that trigger/create phenologic response), phenology research questions, and phenology projects of invasive plants, hemlock wooly adelgid and pollinators. This review will involve reading and saving all relevant papers to the Phenology Working Group folder and creating a “State of Phenology Research” summary report. Mentored by Jessica Schuler, New York Botanical Garden, and Keri Vancamp, Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. 2 POSITIONS OPEN.
EMMA Social Media Manager: Student will gain experience managing social media engagement for an environmental nonprofit. The internship will include creating posts for EMMA’s facebook and Instagram pages, and taking photographs on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve that help illustrate environmental concepts. Mentored by Jen Rubbo, Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns. 1 POSITION OPEN
Volunteer & Citizen Science Opportunities
Citizen scientists learn about the life histories of native and invasive species in the Hudson Valley while collecting invaluable data for EMMA. Perfect for anyone who loves walking through the woods and observing nature. Your data will help us understand:
• How climate change is impacting the Hudson Valley’s ecosystems
• How invasive plants are affecting native ecosystems
• How best to eradicate the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive beetle that is decimating the region’s hemlock trees
• How EMMA’s preserves can be better habitats for pollinators