Summer Internships


Are you passionate about the environment? Do you care about the impacts of climate change?  Do you want to know what it takes to start and run a non-profit organization? Then this internship is for you. As an intern, you will play a pivotal role in designing and delivering mission-critical programs for Indiana Phenology, a young nonprofit that runs citizen science programs that help individuals, schools and other groups to document seasonal changes (aka phenology) in common native plants in Indiana. This data helps researchers studying the impacts of a changing environment on people and ecosystems.  In addition to completing assigned project tasks, all interns collect weekly phenology observations at a site of their choice.


The Schoolyard Phenology Intern will work closely with the Executive Director of Indiana Phenology to develop and implement the Schoolyard Phenology program. The intern will assist with the creation of a teacher guidebook,  curriculum development and locating schools to pilot the program. 


The Backyard Observer Intern will work closely with the Executive Director of Indiana Phenology to maintain and improve the Backyard Observer program.  The intern will help maintain communication with Backyard Observers,  create educational resources and will assist with planning and presenting virtual and in-person workshops. 


The Phenology Trail Intern  will work closely with the Executive Director of Indiana Phenology to develop and implement the Phenology Trail program.  The intern will work to expand our network of participating schools and partner sites by identifying and reaching out to potential partners. The intern will also contribute to the development of a partner site guidebook.


The Digital Communications Intern will work closely with the Executive Director of Indiana Phenology to improve all aspects of Indiana Phenology’s digital communications. The intern will assist with planning, creating and delivering content for social media, our website and other digital platforms.


Each part-time, unpaid position is for 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible and most work will be done remotely. The ideal applicant is hard working, independent and creative, with strong communication skills. Fall internships run September to December. 

To apply: Send a resume, letter of interest and an unofficial transcript (if applicable) to info@indianaphenology.org. Please indicate the position title in your email subject line. In the letter, please indicate your preference if applying to more than one internship. Applications are due July 31st.