Student Resources

Summer Research Experience

2015 West nile virus study


Seeking students to work with SUNY Orange Biology faculty on research project this summer and fall.

Learn about mosquito trapping and identification.

-Paid on the job training

-Employment is part time

-Salary - $10.00 per hour


-Available to work from June 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

• Can work in the summer if not available for the fall.

• Preference given to those students who can work the entire study.

-Must have own car for transportation.

-No prior experience needed.

-Must like field and laboratory (microscope) work.

Contact Information:

-Dr Iannuzzi –

-Mr. Dillon –

Applications due by 12 noon on May 13th

Mohonk Preserve Fellowships & Internships Available

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The Mohonk Preserve offers paid, student internships every summer. For more information, or an application, please visit the following link:

2015 Vince Schaefer Research Internship

Interns will work with Preserve Conservation Science staff, world-class scientists, and land monagers on:

  • forest condition survey and habitat analysis
  • invasive species management
  • recreational impact assessment
  • detailed data collection & management
  • Be a part of an exciting research community working closely with researchers, educators and land management professionals.

Interns will develop an individualized research project, complete a written report, and present their findings in an oral presentation at the end of the summer.

Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)

Eligibility: College freshment and sophomores

Stipend: $3,200

Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis.

Who may apply:

Freshmen or sophomore college students from 2 or 4 year institutions with biology, ecology, geology, environmental studies/science, or related natural science majors. Ability to hike a minimum of 7 miles and provide personal gear for the day (rain gear, appropriate clothing, hiking boots). Driver’s license preferred. Those with no previous field or research experience are encouraged to apply. Interns who excel may be invited to return a second year.

How to apply:

Send your resume, a cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals, your transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:

John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science

Mohonk Preserve, Daniel Smiley Research Center

1000 Mountain Rest Road

New Paltz, NY 12561

2015 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship

The 2015 Scheuer Land Management Internship at Mohonk Preserve will provide the successful internship candidate with the opportunity to work directly with in our Land Protection and Land Stewardship programs where they will assist staff and gain experience with:

  • General Land Management and Facility Maintenance
  • Preserve Property Line Inspection, Posting and Reporting
  • Specific Project Planning including Facilities and Trail Design
  • GPS/GIS Applications
  • Member and Day Visitor Contact
  • Basic Ranger Training and Daily Preserve Patrols.

The intern and his/her supervisor will design a specific land management project that the intern will complete that will include a final written deliverable (e.g. Report, Maps, Design Plan, etc.). At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will also be required to make a short oral presentation using PowerPoint to summarize his/her work experience and their specific project. While concentrating on land stewardship and land protection, there may be opportunities to work with the Environmental Education and Conservation Science departments.

Duration: 10 weeks (summer season)

Location: Based at Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

Compensation: $3,200 stipend; Preserve membership for duration of the internship; housing available

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

Application Process

Who may apply:

Junior and senior undergraduate college students majoring in Environmental Science, Land and Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Public Safety, Land Planning and/or Landscape Architecture, or other related fields of study.

How to apply:

A Cover Letter in which you clearly: 1) introduce yourself, 2) state your career goals, 3) state your reasons for pursuing this internship, and 4) highlight the experience you hope to obtain by participating;

A copy of your current Resume;

A copy of your current College Transcript, and;

Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from sources relating to your area of study.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Assemble package and submit the following information via US Mail to:

Peter Karis, RLA, Director of Land Protection & Stewardship

Mohonk Preserve,

P.O. Box 715

New Paltz, NY 12561

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree Program

SUNY Orange in a collaboration with Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY), with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established a Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree Program for students that will enable them to attain careers or advanced degrees in biomedical research.

Application for Bridges Summer Research Program 2015