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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:

  • Digital Media Internship
  • Computer Science
  • Summer Naturalist Internship 

Nature Up North Computer Science Internship

Computer Science Interns at Nature Up North are undergraduate students from St. Lawrence University with an interest in communicating their passion for the environment through computer science. Interns work with computer science faculty to develop code that supports our citizen science projects, and identify and improve areas in need of development for natureupnorth.org. The citizen science project of priority for Spring 2022 is North Country Wild, a project in which NUN lends game cameras to schools and teachers/students use them to record and study wildlife activity. Nature Up North is currently working to create an online platform to archive these game camera photos as they are collected. 

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

The Computer Science Internship opportunity for Spring 2022 has passed. Applications for Fall 2022 will open in August of 2022.

Nature Up North Digital Media Internship

Digital Media 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. 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. 

The Digital Media Internship opportunity for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications for Fall 2022 will open in August of 2022.

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 9-week internship is a full-time 40 hr/week position offered to St. Lawrence University students and includes campus housing and a stipend.  

The Summer Naturalist Internship application is now open!

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 9th at 11:59pm to kedmunds@stlawu.edu.

Info sessions: Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00pm in the Crandell Room (Student Center 232) and Friday, March 4th at 4:00pm in Johnson Hall of Science (JHS) 112

Find the application form at the bottom of this page.  

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 Kayla Edmunds (kedmunds@stlawu.edu), Nature Up North Project Manager

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