Environmentor Internship

Environmentor is a science research mentoring program for high school students focused on research along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline. Environmentor provides high school Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors with paid internships in the Spring and Summer to conduct authentic, environmental research under the mentorship of scientists from local universities and research institutions.

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Eligibility Requirements To Apply

  • Students must be a Freshman, Sophomore or Junior in High School.
  • Students must live or go to school in the Rockaway Peninsula (or adjacent city neighborhoods)
  • Students who have participated in the RISE Shore Corps Program as a prerequisite are given priority.

Program Expectations

  • Students attend afterschool programming once a week at the RISE Center, in Far Rockaway, NY, from February - June 2019.
  • Students commit to 3 full days/week from June 29th - August 14th, 2020 to conduct a research project with a science mentor along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline.
  • Students receive pay quarterly over the course of the program 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 Program Coordinator, Mesha Joseph, at: programs@riserockaway.org

For more information about the SRMC program go to: www.studentresearchnyc.org