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Apply to be a Summer Intern!

Apply to be a Summer Intern!

By Emlyn Crocker
February 6, 2019

Want to spend the summer in the North Country hiking, meeting new people, and learning about environmental education? We're hiring!

Nature Up North summer naturalist interns are talented, driven undergraduate students with interest in place-based outdoor education. Interns spend the summer developing leadership skills, leading outdoor programs and workshops, and becoming better environmental educators. The Nature Up North Summer Naturalist internship is a full-time 40 hr/week position and includes campus housing and a stipend.  

Throughout the year, Nature Up North works to combine experiences in nature with web-based technologies to spark new interest in the natural world. In the summer months, we lead hikes, paddles, and educational workshops in the community. We also work with volunteers to collect citizen science data on water quality, wildlife activity, and more.  We are proud to offer summer opportunities for motivated student interns to contribute to our mission.

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

Want to learn more? Join us for an Info Session!

Info Sessions: Wednesday, Feb. 6th & Monday Feb.11th, at 5:00 pm in Johnson Hall of Science Rm 112.

To Apply: Interested students are encouraged to send an application (attached below) to Emlyn Crocker at ecrocker@stlawu.edu. Please feel free to reach out with questions as well. 

*non St. Lawrence University students, must have alternative funding and housing. 


Scroll down for highlights from Nature Up North programming summer 2018, including community paddles, campfires, water sampling, and youth events:

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By Emlyn Crocker
Canton, New York

Emlyn Crocker is Project Manager of Nature Up North. An enthusiastic hiker and naturalist, she also enjoys skiing, cycling, and the thrill of an unexpected adventure in the woods.