What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even your organization's events!

Nature Up North Internships

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Nature Up North combines experiences in nature with web-based technologies to spark new interest in the natural world. We lead hikes, paddles, and educational workshops in the community and in local schools and our interactive website allows users to download trail maps, share nature photos, learn about local outdoor events, and participate in citizen science projects. We aim to make technology a tool to building an environmentally aware community in the North Country.

We are proud to offer opportunities for motivated student interns to contribute to our mission, including developing programs, creating online content, managing social media, website development, engaging with the community through environmental journalism, and more.

Current Nature Up North Internship Opportunities:

  • Academic Semester Internship 
  • Summer Naturalist Internship 

Nature Up North Academic Semester Internship

Academic Semester Interns at Nature Up North are undergraduate students from St. Lawrence University with an interest in communicating their passion for the environment through digital media and/or computer science. Interns develop content for natureupnorth.org including photos, videos, graphics, trail maps, and written work. Interns also engage in photo and video journalism projects, documenting and sharing unique stories about the North Country environment for a local audience. 

Interns receive academic credit (optional) and are expected to devote 5-8 hours/week to the project. 

Applications for Fall 2020 open March 25th, 2020.

Deadline: April 10th, 2020, 11:59 pm

*The application for Fall 2020 is found at the bottom of the page.

Nature Up North Summer Naturalist Internship

Summer naturalist interns at Nature Up North are students with interest in the environment, outdoor leadership, and community outreach. The 10-week internship is a full-time 40 hr/week position offered to St. Lawrence University students and includes campus housing and a stipend.  

Summer Naturalist Internship positions for summer 2020 are currently filled. Applications for the summer of 2021 will open in January of 2021.

What do summer naturalist interns do?

  • Lead community outreach events such as guided hikes, paddles, and skill-based outdoor workshops
  • Create programs, educational materials, newsletters, flyers and more.
  • Develop web content including blog posts, trail maps, and videos for natureupnorth.org
  • Represent Nature Up North at public events including fairs, festivals, and farmer’s markets

Nature Up North's internship opportunities are made possible with funding from the Mellon Foundation.

Questions? Contact Madison O'Shea (moshea@stlawu.edu), Nature Up North Project Manager

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