Learnerships and internships form a cornerstone of our educational outreach at the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. Through our learnerships and internships, we hope to provide participants with experiences, knowledge, and skills that will enrich their lives and help them to explore potential career paths. Learners and interns are involved directly in our ongoing projects and our public outreach. We train them in research methods and encourage them to explore our region’s landscape through various lenses which, depending on the exact position, could include agroecology, botany, wildlife ecology, entomology, and/or anthropology. We are especially interested in mentoring people whose interests align closely with the themes of our research, but who have not previously had opportunities to pursue those interests in a professional setting. We also believe that diverse voices enrich our profession and can help our program to maximize the impact of our work. To that end, we welcome and encourage applications from people who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color, who identify as LGBTQIA+, who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, or who belong to other historically marginalized communities. Please note, however, that we are only able to consider those applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents or who have US working papers.
For 2023, we plan to hire three learners/interns, of whom two will work primarily with insects and one primarily with plants. Further information about these opportunities, including instructions on how to apply, is provided at the links below. We are no longer accepting applications for our 2023 learnerships/internships at this time. If these opportunities sound appealing to you, then we hope that you will consider applying in a future year.