Great Hollow offers two paid internships to undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in the natural sciences and have a strong academic record and an interest in field biology. Interns assist with our summer research projects through which they gain experience with various field techniques and data collection methods. Interns also occasionally help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, miscellaneous office duties, facility maintenance, care of education animals, community events, and kids’ education programs, and otherwise contribute to the general day-to-day operation of Great Hollow. Internships typically begin in mid- to late May and last 8 weeks, although start and end dates are usually flexible. Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $300 along with shared, on-site housing and free utilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Completion of at least 2 full years of a 4-year university program, majoring in natural resources, conservation biology, ecology, wildlife management, or a similar field.
-GPA of 3.0 or above.
-Ability to enjoy working outdoors under adverse conditions.
-Physically fit and able to work long days on rugged terrain.
-English fluency.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
​-Ability to live in shared on-site housing with respect for others (for applicants in need of housing).
-Previous field biology experience and a familiarity with the flora and fauna of the Northeast.
-Proof of health insurance coverage.

All applicants must also be U.S. citizens or have authorization to work in the U.S. prior to submitting their application.

Applications for the Summer 2020 season will be accepted from January 1st until March 15th. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. To apply, please email (as a single PDF) a cover letter that outlines your experience, interests, and goals; a resume/CV; and contact info and your relationship to at least two references to . Please label the PDF as “Last name_first name” and put “Last name_2020 Internship Application” in the subject line of your email. Applications that fail to follow these instructions may be disqualified.