Local Pollinator Project and Williamstown Farmers Market 


CES is once again publicizing a full-time summer internship for 8-10 weeks in Williamstown (dates and hours flexible, can be separated into two segments) providing a two-fold opportunity to delve into local environmental and agricultural issues.

This year, the intern will expand upon prior Williams student initiatives aimed at increasing pollinator friendly lands in Williamstown. This entails working with the Bee Friendly Williamstown collective, whose projects include maintaining pollinator gardens at The Spruces park, assisting homeowners to learn about pollinator-friendly plants, locating areas of town and campus suitable for less frequent mowing, and organizing educational programs for the public. Some of the BFW internship hours would be on site at the Spruces and elsewhere in town, and other hours could be completed remotely.  If interested, the intern can also propose their own research or initiatives relating to pollinator friendly environments.

The intern will also serve as an assistant at the Williamstown Farmers Market (WFM), promoting and managing the weekly Saturday markets at the base of Spring Street. Tasks include interacting with vendors and customers, staffing the market information booth, arranging musicians and special events, assisting with safety protocols, and updating the market’s Facebook page, website, and Instagram posts. If an intern has special interests relating to the farmers market (such as developing initiatives from other markets, understanding the local agricultural economy and food accessibility issues), these can be pursued as well.

For more information (or to apply with a cover letter and resume), contact Sarah Gardner (CES) at [email protected], Anne Hogeland (WFM) at [email protected], and Bridget Spann (BFW) at [email protected].

Students can apply for CES summer grant funding for this Internship (application deadlines for these grants are March 21st and April 7th) and are encouraged to apply for this position as soon as possible.