Shore Corps: Fall 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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DATE/TIME: Wednesdays  4-6 PM  September 17th to December 17th, 2014

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 Fall cycle should submit application forms by Thursday, September 11th, 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 Jadel

In 2007, Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends college. Hear more about Jadel's story.