For 2016, Legacy will once again offer its Summer Internship program, and we are currently seeking highly qualified undergraduate students for these positions. Our 8 – 10 week Summer Internship Program will provide students the opportunity to participate in on-the-job training and environmental education opportunities. Students who are selected for the Legacy Summer Internship program will work with environmental organizations with a focus on environmental education, environmental monitoring, and sustainability and preservation of our natural resources. Legacy interns will assist with environmental education programs at one of three Alabama organizations. These are the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, a project of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham Southern College; the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust in Piedmont, Alabama; and the Alabama Coastal Foundation in Mobile. One intern will be selected for each of the three host agencies. Legacy interns will be assigned a project by the host agency, allowing both the student and the agency to focus on the success of one initiative. Interns must exhibit consistent professional characteristics such as a positive attitude, ability to show initiative, emotional maturity and self-responsibility. Physical activity is required. Students who are adaptable, responsible, hard-working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
Legacy Summer Interns will work full-time for a minimum of eight weeks during the summer of 2016. Applicants must be rising Juniors or Seniors in good academic standing, who are enrolled full-time in a relevant undergraduate degree program at a four-year college or university in the state of Alabama. Specifically, we are looking for students who are enrolled in a variety of environmentally-related fields, such as environmental education or engineering; environmental studies; teaching degrees in science, biology, or related field; environmental law; or other environmentally-related career paths. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale as of Fall quarter/semester 2015, and planning to be enrolled full-time through the fall of 2016. Interns must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be comfortable working with all ages, be willing to work outdoors in summer conditions, and must be able to work for a minimum of eight weeks (May – August), with start and end dates established through the host agency. Interns must work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
Compensation for the Summer Internship program is $2,500 per student, per project, which is payable in four installments based upon ongoing successful completion of the task.
Internship Position Descriptions
Students who wish to apply should complete the Summer Internship Application Form and mail it, along a cover letter, resume, student-issued transcripts and a one-page narrative of why you would like to receive this internship and the goals you hope to accomplish to:
Paige Moreland, Executive Director
Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education
P.O. Box 3813
Montgomery, AL 36109
Applications will be reviewed by the Legacy Program Committee and representatives from the host agencies to determine which applications meet the criteria for a personal interview. Students who qualify for an interview MUST be available for an April interview date. After the interview process is complete, applicants will be notified by mid-May as to whether or not they received a position.
- Application Submission Postmark Deadline: April 29, 2016
- Selected Interns sign contract in May
- Conduct 8 – 10 week internship between May 27 and August 31, 2016 (Dates to be determined by host agency)
- Two reflection papers on internship experience (One due at mid-term, another after completion of internship)
- Presentation about internship to Legacy Board of Directors and other Legacy programs upon request