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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
2024 Summer Camp Staff

Are you interested in earning extra income this summer? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking talented individuals for the 2024 Summer Camps season.

There are four camps around the state each in need of dedicated summer staff:  Rushford, near Rush Creek State Forest; Pack Forest in the southern Adirondacks; Colby in Saranac Lake and DeBruce in the Catskills. We are hiring for a variety of positions, including Directors, Counselors, Cooks, Waterfront Directors and Health Directors. 

Working at a DEC environmental education camp is more than just a summer job. It’s a unique opportunity for students to gain leadership skills, engage 11-17-year-old youth in natural history exploration and meet others who share a love for conservation and the outdoors. Staff live in beautiful, rustic camp settings and are provided room and board for the summer. 

To apply, interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to campemploy@dec.ny.gov.

To learn more about DEC summer camps, visit our website:
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html  (General information about Camp)
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1869.html (Camp Employment Information)

Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC) Summer Internship Program

RCSC is a summer program that provides members with a wide range of experiential training, service and leadership opportunities in addition to professional development in the conservation and environmental fields.

Program Dates: May 20 - August 9, totalling 350 hours.

Requirements: Ages 18+; Must like the outdoors and environmental issues; Responsible, motivated, and have a postitive attitude.

Living Stipend: $3,500 and a $1459.26 education award (scholarship) upon completion.

Deadline for Application: April 12 2024

Contact Information:

Palisades Parks Conservancy Fall Internship

Palisaders: Park Ambassador for the Giant Stairs

  • October-November
  • Weekends: $15/hour 8-16 hours per week

Palisades Parks Conservancy, partnering with the Palisades Interstate Park’s New Jersey team, offers Palisaders: Park Ambassador Internship, a program that benefits youth and our parks. Youth, college age or above, have an opportunity to get outdoors, build personal development and communication skills and learn about environmental/park careers.


  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong hiking abilities, must hike to and from beginning of Giant Stairs for each shift
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Be outdoors for up to 8 hours in varying weather conditions

To apply, please send resume and brief cover note explaining your interest and qualifications to: info@mypalisades.org. Please title the subject of your email as: PALISADER INTERN APPLICATION

HeatSmart Orange County Internships

Energize NY is seeking qualified candidates to work within our Residential Program to promote and grow our home energy efficiency programs. The intern will help plan, manage and participatein a series of outreach activities. Apply today for immediate start earning up to $15/hour and 18 hours/week.


Email your resume and cover letter to: Carolync@energyny.org

Mohonk Preserve Fellowships & Internships Available

The Mohonk Preserve offers paid, student internships every summer. For more information, or an application, please visit the following link:

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree Program

SUNY Orange in a collaboration with Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY), with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established a Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree Program for students that will enable them to attain careers or advanced degrees in biomedical research.

Registration Required

Apply to the program