The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County is promoting its Teens Turning Green PAID Internship Program for high school students. The Conservancy is seeking applicants from the Oxford Area to work on its Elk property this summer.
The Elk property is in the process of being opened to the public. It is a 180-acre preserve containing over a mile of the Little Elk Creek and its tributaries.
The program focuses on encouraging STEM career paths with hands-on environmental education and stewardship work with land management and education staff. Interns will learn about invasive species control, trail design and implementation, and overall land management practices for the health of the property and its flora and fauna. Because the preserve is being opened, interns would see the public access needs, such as signage and kiosks, to consider how to balance public use with protecting the land.
The Conservancy works with students to ensure they can still do other part-time jobs and school programs as needed. The program also includes focused visits with STEM professionals across various fields to introduce students to the variety of available careers.
Click here to see a flyer containing complete information about the program and how to apply for an internship.