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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 offers a variety of internships including Teacher Assistants, Urban Farmer Assistants, and Animal Care Providers. 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 March 27 and you are selected as a finalist, you may be invited for an interview at GESC during spring break. Finalists whose applications are received after March 27, or those who cannot interview during spring break, may be invited for an interview on an alternate date in late April. Interviews are by appointment ONLY.
    • Interview dates: April 14, 15, and 16, 2020
    • Alternate interview dates for finalists not available during spring break: Late April before or after school
  • Intern Orientation: Monday, June 29-Friday, July 3, 2020 from 9:00am-3:00pm

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 Monday, July 6-Friday, August 14, 2020
  • Program B: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from Wednesday, July 8-Friday, August 14, 2020

Times for both programs: 9:00am-3:30pm

Genovesi Environmental Study Center

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 Monday, July 6-Thursay, August 13, 2020

Times: 9:00am-3:30pm

Atlantic Ave-Barclay Center Pick-Up

Teacher Assistant Internship

Are you interested in teaching as a career? Do you like to inspire children? The Teacher Assistant will be an Environmental Study Center camp instructor's second-in-command helping to engage campers in learning. The Center 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 6-Friday, July 24, 2020

Times: 9:00am-3:30pm