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  • This summer, forty students and mentors from New York City participated in the Internship Program for City Youth's 2008 field season, marking the largest group in the program's 14 year history © TNC
  • Interns stayed at an array of Nature Conservancy preserves across the Northeast, where they assist with land management and preserve maintenance. (L to R: Jason Castro, Sadat Hadzijic, Jerome Cunningham). © TNC
  • Students learn about career opportunities in conservation and complete four 40-hour paid work weeks. Here, the interns are working with Conservancy field staff to complete a dragonfly survey. © TNC
  • The program allows the students to gain valuable hands-on experience in the conservation world. Above, interns work on a shellfish restoration project. (L to R: Francine Camacho, Shaneka Long) © TNC
  • The program demands physical and intellectual motivation, multi-cultural exchange, conflict-resolution, responsibility and career development exercises. © TNC
  • Through outreach and education, the program enables our urban youth to connect with the natural world in a safe and supervised environment. © TNC
  • The interns are able to experience a wide-range of conservation activities, while also enjoying other first time activities like camping, kayaking and swimming. (L to R: Paul Knudson and Allan Adams) © TNC
  • Many of the students grow up in an urban environment, and have have never had the opportunity to connect with the natural world or explore colleges outside of the city. The internship program provides them with opportunities to experience both. (L to R: Alexandria Carrington, Ersane John) © TNC
  • When the students return to the city in the fall, they share what they have learned from the program with their classmates and their communities. For more information, please visit nature.org/ipcy © TNC
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