Paid Internships for H.S. Students

Wave Hill is still accepting applications for our two paid High School Internship programs, the Forest Project and the Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship. The deadlines are coming right up! If you have interested students, be sure to encourage them to apply soon.

We are also still able to present at your school/program site before the deadlines, allowing your students to learn more about the program and ask any questions they may have. The original email is below.

The Forest Project
is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The seven-week program meets Mondays through Fridays from late June through August 19th, 2016. Interns work in small, supervised crews to help restore woodland areas at Wave Hill. The application deadline for this program is March 20th, 2016. For more information and the online application please go to

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM)

is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. This 14-month program provides a unique opportunity to work with local ecologists and participate in ecological research projects. WERM students learn content and develop basic research skills during their first summer through hands-on projects and enrichment coursework. The summer session ends mid-August and reconvenes in mid-September. After building on their skills at weekend workshops during the academic year, students embark on a final research project under the guidance of a science mentor for their second summer. The application deadline for this program is April 3rd, 2016. For more information and the online application please go to

Students in both programs participate in enrichment coursework. Wave Hill offers two courses: Restoration of NYC’s Natural Areas and Mapping NYC’s Urban Environment: An Intro to GIS. Students may be able to earn high school elective credit for successful completion of the course*. WERM students take both courses their first summer, while Forest Project interns take one.

We are looking for students who excel in this unique setting. While we do ask for an applicant’s transcript, we encourage all students, regardless of academic achievement, to apply if they demonstrate interest and enthusiasm. Applicants must be organized, dependable, self-motivated and willing to make the necessary time commitment.

We would be delights to make a presentation at your school/program site in the coming weeks. This offers a valuable opportunity for students to learn more about the programs and ask questions. Presentations last approximately 10 to 20 minutes. We find it most effective to present to groups of no more than 30 students, and we would be happy to make several presentations in one day. We are also flexible about using different timing formats and would happily accommodate interested sites. Please email me at to arrange for a presentation.

*Each course meets regularly over the course of the summer and has approximately 60 hours of instruction. Wave Hill staff works directly with each participating school to arrange for credit. The granting of credit, however, is at the discretion of each school’s administration.

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

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