Environmentor is a science research mentorship for high school students over the spring & summer months to conduct authentic environmental research on Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline.

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The application process for the 2020 ENVIRONMENTOR PROGRAM has officially closed. 

If you are a high school student, interested in participating in other programs with us this summer, the Shore Corps summer internship application cycle is currently open to new students. Click here to learn more. 

About Environmentor

RISE provides paid internships to a select group of high school students in the spring and summer to conduct authentic research under the mentorship of scientists from local universities and research institutions on projects focused on the Rockaway shoreline.

Any student in 9th-11th grade, who lives or attends school in Rockaway (or surrounding communities) is eligible to apply to the Environmentor Program. (Priority is given to sophomores and juniors). The 2020 application cycle has officially closed. 

Watch our new video to learn more about the impacts of Environmentor!

Program Expectations

  • Students attend afterschool programming once a week at the RISE Center from February - June 2020.
  • Students commit to 3 full days/week for 6 weeks from July 6th- August 14th, 2020 to conduct a research project with a science mentor collecting data along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline.
  • Students receive up to $1,000 stipend for their research work. 
  • Students participate in regular RISE community service weekend events and will receive community    service hours for the events they attend.
  • The Environmentor Program is part of the Pinkerton Science Scholars Program and the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium (SRMC) led by the American Museum of Natural History.

For more information, contact us at: programs@riserockaway.org

For more information about the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium program go to: www.studentresearchnyc.org

Below are the research projects, Environmentor students worked on in 2019: