Shore Corps: Spring Internship Program

is a service learning program for high school students focused on environmental stewardship and community development. The program serves as a platform for teens to demonstrate leadership skills and inspire other young people in their community.

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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SPRING SEASON. APPLY BELOW!

DATE/TIME: Wednesdays  4-6 PM  January 14th to June 17th, 2015

Meet location: RWA Office - 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY

Shore Corps is an environmental leadership program for high school students in the Rockaways, ages 15-19 focused on environmental stewardship and community development. The paid internships are limited to (15) positions per cycle (Spring, Fall, Summer) and are designed to teach high school students to advocate for their themselves and the community by addressing challenges and issues within their community.  

The program serves as a platform for teens to cultivate a road map for their high school and post-high school journey, demonstrate leadership skills and inspire other young people in their community.

Students get hands on experience working on environmental stewardship/shoreline restoration projects, as well as community planning projects to support a more active and resilient community. Students take field trips to meet professionals in STEM related careers who have shaped the City of New York through planning, design,and innovation.

Many students who have participated in this program have gone on to pursue fields of study in science, engineering and design through their work with professionals in these careers. Students also spend time working with RWA staff on college prep and career guidance in related fields.

High School students who are interested in applying for the Spring cycle should submit application forms by Monday, December 22, 2014 to be included in the selection process. After submitting paperwork, students will be contacted for interviews.

For more information about the Shore Corps Program email Program Director John Cruz at: jcruz@rwalliance.org

Success Stories:

Meet Keneisha

As a champion for arts and science education, Keneisha brings to us a successful track record that ranges from her experience at the Brooklyn Museum to specialized hands-on learning. She has been a lead educator for RWA for over three years in environmental arts and urban gardening. Hear more about Keneisha's story.