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Summer College Student Internship Opportunity

Are you a college student studying environmental science and interested in habitat restoration? Do you live in the Lehigh Valley? If so, you may be interested in a 10-week summer internship conducting habitat restoration activities at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and greater Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund Site Restoration Area. The internship is a paid position, Monday through Friday, 7am – 3pm, for 10 weeks, starting after Memorial Day. Interns assist environmental consultants with habitat restoration activities including: identifying and controlling invasive plants, measuring vegetation cover and diversity using a variety of sampling protocol, maintaining and monitoring tree and shrub plantings within a 70-acre forest restoration area and a 5-acre Wetland Restoration Area, and using ArcGIS Collector to collect data and map restoration activities. All interns receive 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training. This internship may also qualify for college credit at your school.

We are currently accepting resumes and conducting interviews for the Summer 2020 internship. Please send your resume to Jennifer Lansing at prior to January 31st. Thank you.

Hawk Watch Intern

Since 1999, LGNC has recruited a wildlife biology intern with responsibilities including the daily hawk count at Bake Oven Knob, entry of data from the count on the BirdSource website, and carrying out a research project in conjunction with the interns at nearby Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.   The hawk count intern position is available each autumn from August 15 through the end of November, and announcements and position descriptions for the position will appear here.

The 2019 Hawkwatch Intern position has been filled. Please check back in January 2020 for the next posting.

Color of Nature Program Leaders

The goal of LGNC’s Color of Nature program is to encourage people of diverse racial/ethnic identities to enjoy nature. We train program leaders to run environmental education programs at LGNC and in their communities. Ideally, candidates are bi-lingual and are identified from among participants in our Conservation Leadership Academy summer camp. However, other candidates would be considered. Please contact Dan Kunkle at for more information.

Local College Internship Opportunities

We periodically partner with area colleges and universities, such as Moravian, Lehigh, and Muhlenberg, to offer internship opportunities. Please check back for the most current offerings or email to inquire.