2019 Mill River Park Stewardship Program Application

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 trent@millriverpark.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.

Email address *
Personal Information
Please provide us with some simple background information about yourself.
Name *
Date of Birth *
Home Address *
Email *
Cell Phone Number *
Are you aware of any long vacations, extended absences, or scheduling conflicts that will prohibit you from being able to attend work every day this summer? *
After completing the summer program, can you commit to a once per week after school meeting for the first semester of the school year? *
Please provide information about your educational background.
Where do you attend High School? *
Class Year *
What year will you be graduating high school?
Grade Point Average (GPA) *
Have you taken any classes that would relate to work at Mill River Park (i.e. Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, etc)?
What clubs, sports teams, and/or extracurricular activities are you involved in?
Employment History (if applicable)
Please provide the following information on your most recent employer. You can skip this section if you don't have any previous job experience.
Dates of Employment
Supervisor Name and Contact Info
Brief description of your role
Additional Information
Please use this space to explain why you should be a part of this year's Stewards Program.
Have you ever done volunteer work for Mill River Park Collaborative? If yes, explain.
What relevant special skills, experiences, or certifications do you have that will contribute to the Mill River Stewards Program? This would include things like first aid training, experience as a coach or counselor, or having your own garden. Please describe.
What are your hobbies, interests, and/or passions?
What do you expect to gain from your experience as a Mill River Steward? *
Please respond to the following prompt: *
Why are parks and the conservation of green spaces important to you? (at least 1 paragraph)
How did you hear about this program? *
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