Environmental Education Internship Program

The Albany Pine Bush Environmental Education Internship is a volunteer seasonal program. We offer a 10-week program in both spring and fall with a minimum requirement of 40 hours per semester. We also offer a 12-week full time summer position, 37.5 hours per week.

There is a Friends of the Pine Bush Community internship stipend upon completed requirements.

Housing available.

The Albany Pine Bush Education Intern represents the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission in many different facets. This position requires interaction with people of all ages in a variety of settings in an interpretive capacity. Interns must possess an interest in the ecology of the Albany Pine Bush, environmental education/interpretation and an enthusiastic attitude.

Experience as an educator or with public speaking is helpful but not required. Training will be provided.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, enthusiastic attitude. 
  • Background or interest in the natural sciences and the ability to use field identification guides, willingness to learn, and a strong interest in the ecology, history and management of this local area.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people of all ages in an interpretive capacity.
  • Work requires minor physical exertion and infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements. 
  • Experience in working as an educator, or with public speaking preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable transportation. 
  • First aid training recommended.

Intern Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Albany Pine Bush Education Intern is to promote a greater public awareness and appreciation for the Albany Pine Bush through education.

Interns lead interpretive walks, interact with preserve and Discovery Center visitors in an educational capacity, travel to local schools, colleges and businesses to promote awareness and understanding of the ecology and management of the Pine Bush, participate in public interpretive programs, assist with the development of school programs and presentations, participate in outreach events, and aid in the production of educational literature specific to the Pine Bush.

Interns may also have the option of participating in other Preserve activities including native plant seed collection, invasive species control, trail maintenance,  prescribed fire training, science research and animal handling and care.


Date Posted: 08-13-2019

Expire Date: Open until filled

Contact Name: Jackie Citriniti, Lead Educator

Contact Email: jcitriniti@albanypinebush.org

Additional Instructions:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Jackie Citriniti, Lead Educator Phone: 518-456-0655 ext. 1227 Email: jcitriniti@albanypinebush.org

Documents:  Environmental Education Internship Program Brochure  |