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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Internships

Apply Now for an Internship!

Spend your spring break with the animals...and plants! The Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students entering grades 9 through 12 to participate in an exciting internship opportunity. GESC offers a variety of internships including teacher assistants, farmer assistants, and animal care providers. Interns will create and complete a culminating project at the end of the internship. At the conclusion of the internship, students will receive a certificate verifying the number of hours worked and the contributions made to GESC. Interns will receive a daily MetroCard for travel to and from GESC. GESC also provides round-trip transportation via yellow school bus from Atlantic Ave-Barclay Center for the entirety of the program.

  • January 29, 2019: Application opens
  • Mid-winter recess, February 19-21, 2019: Interns who have applied between January 29 and February 12 may be invited for an interview at GESC. These interviews MUST be scheduled via email.
  • February 15, 2019: Application closes

Animal Care Assistant

Do you appreciate and respect animals? Do you want to learn how to take care of them? The Animal Care Assistant will work with GESC staff to feed, clean, and enrich our animals and their homes. GESC is looking for students who are excited about working closely with animals, can multitask efficiently, and are enthusiastic about learning.

Genovesi Environmental Study Center

Urban Farmer Assistant

Do you love being outside? Are you interested in learning how to maintain a garden? The Urban Farmer Assistant will work with GESC's urban farmer to germinate seeds, plant seedlings, water the garden, and harvest produce. GESC is looking for students who are excited about getting their hands dirty while being outside for most of the day, can multitask efficiently, and are excited about learning.

Atlantic Ave-Barclay Center Pick-Up

Teacher Assistant

Are you interested in teaching as a career? Do you like to inspire children? The Teacher Assistant will be a GESC camp instructor's second-in-command helping to engage campers in learning. GESC is looking for students who are excited about working closely with children, can multitask efficiently, and are enthusiastic about learning and teaching.