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STEM Matters NYC Programs: GESC Internships

Apply Now for an Internship!

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 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 their 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.

  • Applicants may be invited for an interview at GESC based on the quality of their application and reference provided by their teacher. GESC will email applicants to schedule a specific time for an interview at GESC. Interviews are by appointment ONLY.
    • Interview dates: April 22-26, 29 and 30, and May 1, 2019
  • Intern Orientation: Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28, 2019

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. 

Animal Care Assistant Training: Monday, July 1, Tuesday, July 2, and Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dates: Choose one of the following sessions:

  • Program A: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from Monday, July 8-Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Program B: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from Wednesday, July 10-Friday, August 16, 2019

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.

Dates: Choose one of the following sessions:

  • Program A: Mondays-Thursdays from Monday, July 8-Thursday July 25, 2019
  • Program B: Mondays-Thursdays from Monday, July 29-Thursday, August 15, 2019

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.

Dates: Monday-Friday from Monday, July 8-Friday, July 26, 2019