Lycoming College Clean Water Institute announces new summer intern program

Lycoming College Clean Water Institute announces new summer intern program

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate at the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies (SRHCES) have established a new summer internship program in environmental education at Camp Victory, a camp for special-needs children, near Millville, Pa.

Internships will be funded by the Degenstein Foundation and Petokas will serve as the intern mentor. Two years ago, Petokas and Lycoming biology students Mike Henao, a 2010 graduate, and Brandan Gray, a 2011 graduate, completed an inventory of the plants and animals at Camp Victory. This inventory was used to bolster a grant application to fund a new nature center for the camp.

Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors at SRHCES institutions may apply for the summer internships, and those selected will be offered a stipend, room and board at the 250-acre camp. The camp is especially interested in hosting student interns who enjoy working with special needs children and those with an interest in environmental education.

For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu/cwi/pdfs/Camp%20Victory%20Internship.pdf or email petokas@lycoming.edu. 

Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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    Henao and Petokas