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The following internships participate in the Everett Public Service Internship Program. The Everett Program encourages students to participate in the challenges and rewards of public interest work while providing the public interest community with the dedication, energy and idealism that interns bring to their work.... Everett interns are exposed to a broad range of issues during their tenure at public service organizations. During ten weeks, Everett interns will work diligently with skilled and dedicated mentors to gain first-hand experience on the front lines of public service. The Everett Program ... encourages students' future involvement in public service by acquainting them with the challenges and rewards of public interest work.... Henry and Edith Everett established their Everett Public Service Internship Program in 1989. Since then, two thousand students from communities across the country have discovered the immense satisfaction of contributing to society, while acquiring significant knowledge, experience, and career development opportunities. A sense of community and camaraderie is fostered among the Interns in our Program. Each internship lasts ten weeks and provides $230 weekly for expenses. Everett Interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and gain knowledge about the enormous societal impact of public service. Internships start no earlier than May 23rd and no later than June 13th.
- Environmental Working Group
EWG is dedicated to using the power of information to achieve its goals of improving public health and protecting the environment. EWG uncovers the facts about toxic chemicals in water, air, food, and consumer products, and also exposes government programs, like federal farm subsidies or mining on public lands, that devastate natural resources and cost taxpayers billions of dollars. EWG offers several internships in the research and public affairs departments. Application Deadline April 15. Contact: Scott Mallan, EWG Internships, 1435 U Street, NW #101, Washington, DC 20009, tel (202) 667-6982.
- League of Conservation Voters
LCV Education Fund's mission is to strengthen the capacity of the environmental movement to mobilize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies. We work to make sure that all citizens who care about clean air, clean water, their health, and the environment are active on key policy issues and voting in elections. To reach this goal, we are engaged in a broad, coordinated, and strategic plan to find and engage such citizens across the country. By finding new ways to identify these voters, engaging and educating them on environmental issues, and then mobilizing them to act, we will continue to give a voice to the environmental majority. Interns will assist in conducting research, recruiting young activists across the country, and supporting program development. Please submit a cover letter, resume, two-page writing sample, and references by April 1. Contact: Frank Worshek, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, 1920 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036; tel. (202)785-8683; fax (202)835-0491; EverettIntern@lcv.org.
- New York Botanical Garden
The 250-acre Garden, a horticultural delight, is preeminent in botanical research. The Garden's mission is to improve the public understanding of the natural world, horticulture, and the relationships between plants and people. Interns will have the unique opportunity to assist and gain practical experience in our educational, botanical science, and community outreach programs. Please submit three references and indicate your area of interest with your application. Please apply by April 1st. Contact: Jackie Martinez, Human Resources Representative, The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458; tel. (7180817-8564; fax (718)220-6504; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Earthwatch Expeditions -- "ongoing research projects confronting critical, current issues, run by qualified and respected members of the scientific community. Earthwatch expeditions are not tours, not ecotourism, not adventure travel. Earthwatch expeditions are short-term volunteer opportunities directly assisting scientists in their field research. In some cases, you will be working in areas inaccessible to tourists; pristine regions that only researchers are allowed to enter. Most projects are 10-14 days long, but there are also one-week, three-week, and weekend opportunities available. The researchers you work with come from all over the globe. They apply to Earthwatch Institute for grants that support their work by simultaneously organizing volunteers to assist them in the field and funding the research. Topics span a wide range of scientific study including ecology, zoology, archaeology, world ."
- Orion Grassroots Network Internship and Career Service -- "Connecting students and professionals with cutting-edge environmental and social change work, the Internship & Career Service advertises internships, jobs, apprenticeships, and Americorps opportunities available with organizational members of the Orion Grassroots Network, a rapidly growing coalition of 800 grassroots organizations doing vital work in their communities and home-places. This place-based work -- in conservation, education, restoration, agriculture, and activism -- represents the future of the movement for environmental stewardship and social justice."
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