Internships with RPA

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Barberville Falls Preserve (Photo: Dan Morse)


About internships at RPA

Note: Our next available internship opening is for Fall 2022.


Make a Real Difference

Our interns play an important role in supporting RPA's community conservation mission. An internship is a great way to connect with the community, learn new skills, and support RPA’s conservation work in a meaningful way.

With an RPA internship, you'll join a community of people working to make a real difference. We want you to leave with great stories, a sense of accomplishment, and a sense of community.

​We currently offer unpaid internships for college students. (If you are a college student interested in working with us to search for and apply for funding, that's something we can talk about.)

We will work with you to create an internship experience that balances RPA’s needs with your strengths, interests and background.

Want to find out more? Just fill out our quick internship interest form. There's no commitment -

it's just a way to start a conversation.

You can always contact Dan Morse, RPA's Volunteer, Program, and Outreach Manager, at

COVID-19 Update

We are still accepting internship interest forms at this time. If you are interested in an internship, please submit an internship interest form. We will contact you to discuss internship possibilities in light of the current COVID-19 situation.

An RPA Internship Story

Early in 2020, Fiona, then a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) senior with a passion for ecology and community conservation, joined RPA as an intern. She was really excited to spend a few months studying the impacts of deer grazing on native plants at Poestenkill Community Forest.


Then came coronavirus, which required her to leave Troy for the semester and stay with her family. But Fiona's dedication didn't waver, and she made use of her backyard and some simple technology to create this iNaturalist video.


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