The SSU Preserves are for all students from schools across campus! SSU Preserves are protected natural areas set aside for teaching and research. Places of natural beauty, they also have all of the real-world challenges of sustainability, administration, business, advertising and communication. We involve students in all aspects of Preserve management, providing you with real-world experience in your area of interest while you accrue class credit, salary, or internship, special studies, or volunteer hours.
Internships, Special Studies, and Volunteering
The Preserves provide a diversity of opportunities for student interested in volunteering or earning internship and special studies units working with the Preserves. Our training programs include:
Or, are you interested in something different and don't see anything that fits your interests or skill set? Just ask. We have project opportunities in sustainability, art, administration, business, advertising, communication, etc. Contact us and we will work with you and your advisor to create a project that meets the academic requirements of your program.
You can also visit the Preserves as part of your regular course work. Many SSU courses visit the Preserves as part of class field trips. Ask your professors which classes in your major are scheduled to visit the Preserves.
Does one of your art, music, engineering, biology, planning, computer science, communication, business classes require independent study? We have worked with many students on class projects, and can help you identify a project with the Preserves.
Paid Student Positions
The SSU Preserves periodically advertise for student positions paid through the SSU Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) student fee program. Our students on staff serve as Education Assistants, Land Stewards, GIS Technicians, and Communication Assistants. If you are interested in working with us, send us your email with resume, and we will keep you informed when positions become available.
To find out more about these great opportunities, please contact us!