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Environmental Science Internships


The science department has commitments from a variety of local organizations to provide internships to its students majoring in environmental science or minoring in environmental studies.

Strawberry Hill Nature Center
1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, Pennsylvania 17320

Through an internship with Strawberry Hill the student will learn how to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to solving environmental problems in the real world. The internship opportunity could include various resource management projects such as invasive plant removal, forest management, wetland restoration, watershed protection projects, and GIS/GPS mapping.

ThorpeWood Nature Center
Thorpe Foundation
12805-A Mink Farm Road
Thurmont, Maryland 21788-1402

ThorpeWood is a non-profit organization serving youth and the community through providing environmental education by hands-on learning. They also offer numerous internship opportunities such as native planting, landscaping, watershed education, arboretum, vegetable gardens, and green building. Native planting involves researching and cataloging invasive plants, and furthermore, researching strategies for control of these plants. Landscaping involves maintenance of individual groups of native plants. Watershed education involves helping to coordinate a high school stream assessment program. Students also have the opportunity to work with stream studies and buffer restoration in Frederick County. Working in the arboretum, students will catalog the different trees and bushes and may also plant and maintain heirloom vegetable gardens. For the Green Building project students will track the chemical and biological reports of grey water.

New Forest Society
14726 Old Frederick Road
Rocky Ridge, Maryland 21778

In working with the New Forest Society, students would have the opportunity to help establish buffers that would filter pollution and halt erosion, develop programs for reforestation, encourage citizen involvement in the protection of the environment and help conserve natural resources and preserve land. The New Forest Society is also working to develop an environmental scholarship program to which interested students would be able to apply every spring.

Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
717-264-4141 ext. 3247

The Fulton Center is a hands-on environmental education facility. An internship would include working in the following areas: an organic produce farm, sustainable energy projects, interpretive nature trail, land stewardship projects, composting facility, and community watershed education.

Hundredfold Farm
1668F Old Route 30
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Hundredfold Farm is a co-housing community currently under construction in Orrtanna, Pa., focused on environmental sustainability. When the construction is further underway, internships may be available to assist in the community supported agriculture (CSA) program and to help in maintaining and monitoring the artificial wetland used for wastewater remediation.

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Additional Internship Resources

Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788-1598

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-7574

Heathcote Community
21300 Heathcote Rd.
Freeland, MD 21053

Alliance for Community Trees
Attn: Fellowship Program
5010 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 305
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-220-3279 or

Adams County Conservation District
111-117 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
 717-334-0636 or

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20850-4166
240-777-7780 or

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217

Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008

C & O Canal National Historic Park

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Old Water Works Building
614 North Front Street; Suite G
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-234-5550 or

Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21703
301-631-3179 or

National Aquarium in Baltimore
Pier 3, 501 Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-3888 or

Sierra Club - Maryland Chapter
7338 Baltimore Avenue #1A
College Park, MD 20740

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