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AEC Summer Internships 2017 (Deadline to apply extended)

Posted: January 30, 2017

The Agriculture and Environment Center has three openings for internships for summer 2017. Deadline to apply has been extended to February 28, 2017.

There are openings for three interns during the summer of 2017. One at the University Park office of the AEC and two in our Lower Susquehanna Office.

AEC UNIVERSITY PARK INTERNSHIP: 
The AEC is in need of a full time summer intern at its University Park based office to assist the AEC Director and other staff in the delivery of a multitude of its projects and programs.  Work would involve planning and assisting in the delivery of outreach materials, events and approaches that communicate the work of the AEC and research and information on best management practices and help to integrate the College’s research, extension and education missions on agriculture and the environment; helping to build partnerships with entities involved in conservation work across the public/private and local/state/federal spectrums;  helping staff deliver conservation trainings to conservation professionals who help landowners implement conservation practices on private lands; providing assistance on implementing the public outreach and education components of the Penn State Center for Nutrient Solutions and the Center for Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management; assisting staff in building and maintaining watershed partnership in priority watersheds, including Spring Creek (Centre County), Lost Creek (Juniata County), Conewago Creek (Dauphin, Lebanon and Lancaster Counties), Chiques Creek (Lancaster County), and others.  Because of the partnership nature of the AEC’s work, the intern will gain exposure to different partners from private, public agency, and nonprofit sectors. Other duties (as assigned) to assist the Director of the AEC and AEC/ENRI staff.

Qualified Candidate should have relevant major and interest in community engagement and outreach, public environmental policy, water resources and environmental sciences and/or agricultural sciences; be upper-class (Jr. or Sr. level, but all are encouraged to apply and will be considered based on experience/background); have excellent writing and communication skills; and be willing to conduct occasional travel (valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required). 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017