Every summer, the Mohonk Preserve offers paid internships for students. The internships run for 10 weeks (June to mid-August). The application deadline is March 15th.
The Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship is open to college juniors and seniors. The intern will help with design of trailhead structures; assist in maintaining the Preserve's boundaries; and support visitor safety and enjoyment.
The Schaefer Research Internship is open to college freshman and sophomores. Research interns work at the Preserve's Daniel Smiley Research Center to conduct field studies, collect natural science data and develop and carry out a research projects of their own in conjunction with Preserve staff.
Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship
In 2005, the Loewy Family Foundation began to provide a generous annual grant to establish the Preserve's paid, professional-level research fellowships.Dr. David C. Richardson, Biology Assistant Professor, SUNY New Paltz, was selected as the Fellow in 2014. He worked on a study entitled “Using High Frequency Sensors and Long Term Data to Evaluate the Effect of Climate Change on Mohonk Lake Water Temperature and Physical Mixing.” Sensors are being used to record water temperature, air temperature, wind speed, light levels and humidity at Mohonk Lake. Historic lake and meteorological data is being analyzed to link lake temperature to climate change.