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Local Partners


The program has a rich depth of local organizations with which we partner, from across the Adirondack Park. These partners work closely with students during their 15-week semester as part of their Field Component and Independent Capstone Project credits.

Jumping In

I love working with interns who jump in, ask lots of questions and get to work. Hamilton College's Julia Ferguson '16 drove back roads with me on assignment during the big prison escape manhunt. She joined researchers on a loon tally on an Adirondack lake, trekked the woods where Ralph Waldo Emerson camped, and paddled the 90 Miler canoe race. It's been great having her at North Country Public Radio.

Brian Mann — Adirondack Bureau Chief, NCPR

Our expert local partners include grass roots organizations, as well as local chapters of national and international organizations. Each internship affords the student with amazing access to the organization and its leader(s). In no particular order, students may work in wilderness conservation and wildlife advocacy, local farms and sustainable agriculture, small business/finance, angel investing, entrepreneurism, non-profit management and development, philanthropy, ecology/biology/geology research, land management and policy, local and state governance, environmental consulting, animal welfare and rehabilitation, rural healthcare, hospitality and tourism, journalism (print, digital, and radio), K – 12 education, baking and food cooperatives, women-in-business focus, and much more. 

Browse our current Local Partners in the drop-down menu below.

Local Partners

If you'd like to request a specific partner be added, contact Janelle Schwartz.

Contact Information


Dr. Janelle A. Schwartz

General Director
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