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Ladders to the Outdoors Environmental Steward (Int (ID: 109952) for Summer 2024


Office of P and R Parks and Rec

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12207
E-Mail: KeJuan.Harmon@parks.ny.gov

Division/Unit: FORCES/Ladders to the Outdoors


Web Site: https://parks.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Position Title: Ladders to the Outdoors Environmental Steward (Intern)
Location: Niagara Region Regional Office (DeVeaux Woods State Park)
Division: FORCES/Ladders to the Outdoors
Compensation: $15.00 - $22.75 per hour, based on experience
Duration: May 2024 - September 2024
Hours: Variable hours dependent upon student schedules & project/program needs; office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

* The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is looking for a Naturalist Steward to support tree planting, habitat restoration, and youth education efforts at parks throughout the Niagara region. The intern will assist several programs within the OPRHP Niagara region, including FORCES, a volunteer program for high school and college students, and Ladders to the Outdoors, a program that provides outdoor recreation and environmental education programming to youth from underserved areas.
* The intern will work 20-40 hours per week during the summer. Work will take place primarily in the field alongside park staff and volunteers with some duties in the regional office.

Job Duties
* Obtain knowledge and understanding of the Niagara and Genesee regions' tree planting program, Niagara FORCES stewardship projects and the impact of the Ladders to the Outdoors program.
* Support field work for tree planting and habitat restoration projects.
* Assist FORCES and Ladders to the Outdoors staff with coordination of tree planting and stewardship projects throughout the Niagara region.
* Assess Ladders to the Outdoors nature-based programming and provide recommendations to improve and expand programs.
* Develop and lead tree planting and other climate change-based programs for Ladders to the Outdoors youth participants.

* Current, undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in environmental studies, sustainability, landscape architecture, or similar discipline.
* Candidates must be self-motivated, able to initiate projects and tasks, have good time management and organizational skills, and effectively work with park staff and the public.
* Candidates with prior knowledge of working with youth or environmental field work preferred.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to KeJuan.Harmon@parks.ny.gov by April 8th, 2024.



Prior knowledge of working with youth

Habitat restoration


Internship Areas: Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Niagara

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Recreational Studies