The New York State Hemlock Initiative is very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Cornell Cooperative Extension intern for the summer season this year! This individual will be based at CCE Saratoga and will travel within the Capital-Mohawk and southern APIPP PRISM areas to identify emerging hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) infestations, supporting early detection and rapid response efforts in the region.
HWA was found at Prospect Mountain within the Adirondack Park in July 2017. The intern in this position will aid a team dedicated to surveying the Capital-Mohawk region and southern Adirondacks in order to provide a more comprehensive look at the hemlock forests and help contribute to management plans arising from known and expanding infestations.
CCE internships are available to all Cornell students, though a focus in natural resources, forestry, environmental sciences, or land management is desirable for this position. Much of the work will require long days in the field, perfect for the student who loves to get outside!
For a more detailed description, position requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to the CCE Internship website.