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STEM Matters NYC Programs: GESC Internships

Apply Now for an Internship!

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Spend your summer with the animals...and plants! The Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students entering grades 10-12 to participate in exciting internship opportunities. GESC is offering Urban Farmer Assistant and Animal Care Provider internships. Interns will create and complete a culminating project at the end of their internship and receive a certificate acknowledging and verifying their contributions to GESC at the conclusion of the internship. Interns are provided 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.

  • If your application is received by April 13 and you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited for an interview at GESC during spring break. Finalists whose applications are received after April 13, or those who cannot interview during spring break, will be invited for an interview on Monday, April 25 or Tuesday, April 26. Interviews are by invite ONLY for selected finalists.

Animal Care Provider Internship

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

Apply for one of the following sessions:

  • Program A: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from Tuesday, July 5-Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Program B: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from Wednesday, July 6-Friday, August 12, 2022

Times for both programs: 9:00am-3:00pm

Urban Farmer Assistant Internship

Do you love being outside? Are you interested in learning how to maintain a garden? The Urban Farmer Assistant will work with The Environmental Study Center's urban farmer to germinate seeds, plant seedlings, water the garden, and harvest produce. The Center 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.

Dates: Monday-Thursday from Tuesday, July 5-Thursday, August 11, 2022

Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

Atlantic Ave-Barclay Center Pick-Up

A yellow school bus will pick students up from this location, easily accessible by public transit, and drop students off at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center. When the day is done, the bus will return back to this location.