Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a paid internship?
A: Unfortunately, Wetlands internships are unpaid. However, employment
within the Wetlands nightclub is sometimes a possibility for interns
(coat check, concessions, etc.), and due to the very flexible hours
of Wetlands internships, finding an ethical part-time job is not difficult
(e.g. walking dogs, waiting tables at vegan restaurant). Paying activist
positions at other organizations are often posted in our office for
people looking for paying work during or subsequent to their internships.
Do you have summer internships?
A: Internships are available year-round.
What are prerequisites for internships?
A: Prerequisites vary for different internships, but some internship
is available for everyone. People with a wide range of skills and experience
work cooperatively at Wetlands, and one of our major goals is to build
What if I am not sure which internship I want to apply for?
A: Most Wetlands interns begin as general interns and only decide
on a special project later, as we are are able to find a project appropriate
the interns skills and interests. Applying for a specialized internship
is an option, not a requirement.
Is there a minimum age?
A: People of all ages are welcome to intern at Wetlands.
How many hours are required?
A: Wetlands has no set number of required hours. Of course, intern
tasks will be defined by the time commitment an individual is willing
or able to make. Some intern positions can be split between several
people during a given time period, in order to complete all the work
required for the position and at the same time accommodate interns'
Is housing provided for interns?
A: At this time, Wetlands cannot guarantee housing for interns.
However, we are currently investigating housing possibilities on a case-by-case
basis. Let us know when you are interested in interning and we will
attempt to arrange housing if necessary.
How do I apply?
A: Email, mail, or fax (email is preferred) us your completed
internship application, including good times to conduct a telephone
interview. If you don't hear from us within one week, give us a call
at (212) 966-4831 on Mondays through Fridays 11AM-8PM, to ensure that
your application was received, and we will complete a telephone interview
on the spot if it is at all possible
Should I mail out a resume?
A: Resumes are appreciated, but not required. However, filling
out our internship application IS required
Is Wetlands primarily a wetlands preservation group?
A : Surprisingly, very little of our work relates to wetlands
preservation. The name Wetlands Preserve come from the name of the nightclub
that is our fiscal sponsor and base of operations.Primarily, we are
a multi-issue, action-oriented group addressing a wide range of environmental,
human rights, and animal rights issues. Wetlands preservation IS occasionally
addressed within our North American wilderness program, and as interns
and volunteers have a strong role in defining the organizations work,
a person with a strong interest in Wetlands issues many be able to address
them through a Wetlands internship. For those interested in visiting
wetlands while interning, the New Jersey meadowlands, seriously threatened
by development, are just a twenty minute bus ride away.
Is Wetlands a hands-on field research group?
A: Wetlands is first and foremost an organization devoted to
public education and action. While field work is important, we feel
it is also important to communicate information to the masses and pressure
the corporations and governments responsible for environmental, and
human and animal rights abuses. Occasionally, we do take field trips
to places like the Allegheny National Forest to appreciate the wilderness
and witness firsthand the destruction wrought by environmentally destructive
industries, and interns are welcome to organize such trips