Women in Conservation

Women in Conservation Internship

Giving young women the opportunity to develop skills in habitat stewardship & wildlife management.

Least Tern. Photo: Ethan Slattery

Women in Conservation Internship

Giving young women the opportunity to develop skills in habitat stewardship & wildlife management.

The Audubon Women in Conservation Field Internship was founded in New York in 2012 to provide professional opportunities for young women interested in pursuing careers in environmental science and conservation. Women in Conservation Field Interns develop skills in habitat stewardship and wildlife management through hands-on experience protecting beach-nesting birds. The position also integrates public outreach, volunteer coordination, and partner engagement.

Through continued support from Simon Roosevelt, the Audubon Women in Conservation Men’s Council, the advocacy of Allison Rockefeller, and generous funding from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Women in Conservation Field Internship Program has grown to include a class of five interns across three states–New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina.

In New York, field interns work tirelessly through the height of the breeding season on vital bird conservation projects across Long Island. The efforts they lead are helping to save one of the world’s most beloved and endangered birds: the Piping Plover. Since this internship program was established, our bird conservation program has been able to steward more birds at more sites than ever before.


Participants in the Field Intern Program

2019

Arielle Santos 
University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

Jackie Bitetto
Fordham University, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

 

2018

Erica Schwabach 
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

 

 

2017

Lindsey DeLuna 
SUNY Binghamton, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Biology

 

 

2016

Seren Bagcilar
University of Vermont, Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science

 

 

 

 

2015 


Emma Carpenter
SUNY ESFBachelor's degree in Wildlife Science

 

 


 

Suzanne Jensen
State University of New York College of Environmental 

 

 

 

 

2014


 

 

Emma Carpenter
SUNY ESFBachelor's degree in Wildlife Science

 
 
 
 
 

 

2013


Ingrid Brofman
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology

 

 

 



 


Rachel Neville
Cornell University, Bachelor of Science in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems