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To apply, send resume, letter of interest including desired internship period and project preference, and an unofficial transcript by clicking the 'Apply Now" button above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Are you passionate about the environment?


Do you care about the impacts of climate change?


Do you want to know what it takes to run a 501c3 nonprofit organization? 


Indiana Phenology is seeking driven, creative, personable undergraduate and graduate students who love nature to fill multiple 2023 spring, summer, and fall internship positions. Interns play a pivotal role in designing and delivering mission-critical programs. Indiana Phenology engages individuals, schools, and whole communities in documenting the seasonal changes of common native plants in Indiana. The work of our interns help researchers study the impacts of a changing environment on people and ecosystems.

All positions are fully remote, part-time (10-15 hours per week), and unpaid. 


Spring internships run Feb - May.

Summer internships run Jun - Aug.

Fall Internships run Sep - Dec.

Interns work closely with the Executive Director to completing assigned project tasks. All interns contribute to social media and collect weekly phenology observations at a site of their choice.


Interns will be assigned to one or more of the following projects:

Schoolyard Phenology: Assist in supporting participating schools. Projects may include designing educational materials, curriculum development, planning our annual Student Research Forum and engaging with schools in our programs.

Backyard Observers Project: Help maintain communication with Backyard Observers, create educational resources, and assist with planning and presenting virtual workshops.

The Indiana Phenology Trail: Assists with all aspects of The Indiana Phenology Trail program. Tasks include outreach to potential partner sites, designing promotional material, and assisting with planning and presenting virtual workshops and training.

GIS Analysis Project: Help us upgrade our phenology data analysis by translating our current manual data analysis to GIS-based system. Tasks include: gathering data from multiple public datasets, automating the monthly analysis of collected data, and developing impactful visuals to share with public. 

Meet our 2023

summer intern

Hello! I am Lydia Minton, and I am a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, I study community health and international studies concentrating in global health and the environment. I am very excited to be interning at Indiana Phenology because I would like to work in an environmentally-focused job after college. A fun fact about me: my favorite plant is a black eyed susan!

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