The Mill River Stewards, our paid high school internship program, is an opportunity for young adults who live in Stamford to learn firsthand conservation practices, environmental stewardship, college and career readiness skills, and how all this connects to the ecology of Mill River Park. Stewards will spend a majority of the summer completing various conservation and land care projects, cataloging native and invasive plant species, and partaking in environmental education workshops. They will have the opportunity to work alongside Mill River Park's professional staff and to learn how an environmental non-profit organization functions as part of the local community.
Upon successful completion of the summer program, students are expected to participate in an after-school extension of the program which will last through the first semester of the following school year. Anyone accepted into the program will be expected to sign a contract committing to both the summer and after-school portions of this program.
-Stewards will work Monday through Thursdays from 10a.m. until 3p.m. from June 24 until August 23. Additionally, we will take 4 Friday field trips. Anyone with major scheduling conflicts or extended absences will not be accepted into the program. After the summer is over, we will meet once a week after school from September through December.
-The program is open to all high school students in Stamford, who are at least age 15 as of the first day of work (June 24, 2019).
-The position pays a $1,500 stipend at the end of the summer, and then pays $11/hour during the September-December school year portion.
-There are a limited number of positions, so not all applicants will be accepted into the Stewards Program. Applicants who complete the written portion of the application will be invited for an in-person interview.
If you have any questions or comments please contact our Program Coordinator, Trent McCann, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203-989-0321 (x105). Please note that applications must be completed by the applicant, not their parents, and that incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019.