Legal Advocacy Internship Available

 

Description of Internship

 

The American Bee Project is working to expand forage lands available to beekeepers for rebuilding bee colonies in the face of Colony Collapse Disorder.    We advocate on behalf of beekeepers through outreach with State and Local governments and through administrative appeals and court cases.   We also educate landowners of the benefits of making land available to beekeepers to strengthen bee colonies.    

 

In this internship, you will work on pulling together evidence in individual legal cases as well as on legal research project that could lead to the preservation of millions of acres of wilderness for bees and other pollinators. This project would be a great opportunity for students interested in becoming a lawyer as well as for students interested in environmental policy or conservation.

 

Responsibilities

 

-Work closely with the project founders on researching and creating legal standards

-Prepare and file evidence in advocacy proceedings

-Create diagrams, exhibits and a webinar

-Legal research and writing

-Intern will receive substantial training and supervision as well as the opportunity for substantive work and responsibility.

 

Requirements

 

-College student or recent graduate

-Team player with demonstrated work ethic, reliable transportation, and willingness to work independently

-Strong written and verbal communication skills

-Organization and enthusiasm

-At least 10 weeks to devote to internship, dates are flexible

 

For more information or to apply, please contact us.

 

Computer Science Internship Available

 

Description of Internship

 

In this internship, you will work on an innovative internet platform that could lead to the preservation of millions of acres of wilderness for bees and other pollinators. This project would be a great opportunity for students interested in becoming a web developer at a tech startup.

 

Responsibilities

 

-Work closely with the project founders on a peer to peer marketplace platform

-Assist with marketing to potential marketplace participants

-Create diagrams and exhibits

-Research and writing

-Intern will receive substantial training and supervision as well as the opportunity for substantive work and responsibility.

 

Requirements

 

-College student or recent graduate

-Team player with demonstrated work ethic, reliable transportation, and willingness to work independently

-Strong written and verbal communication skills and programming skills

-Organization and enthusiasm

-At least 10 weeks to devote to internship, dates are flexible

 

For more information or to apply, please contact us.

 

 

Entomology Internship Available

 

Description of Internship

In this unpaid internship, you will study honey bee foraging behavior at our various sites as well as create written materials and exhibits.

 

Responsibilities

 

-Study honey bee foraging behavior
-Observe honey bees and wild pollinators in the field
-Identify species
-Communicate verbally and in writing with other team members
-Create diagrams and exhibits
-Create surveys and analyze results

 

Requirements

 

-College student or recent graduate with background in entomology, biology, zoology or other related fields.
-Team player with demonstrated work ethic, reliable transportation, and ability and willingness to work independently as well as with other team members.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Patience and organization
-Strong interest in bees and other pollinators and in field research

-At least 10 weeks to devote to internship, dates are flexible

-Our offices are located in Fort Pierce, Florida.    Intern will work at our offices and at various sites in South Florida between Miami and Vero Beach.  

 

For more information or to apply, please contact us.

 

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN BEE PROJECT

One out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the honey bee.  Tragically, commercial bee colonies are collapsing throughout the United States and around the world at an alarming rate.    Colony Collapse Disorder is linked to a type of pesticide introduced in 1999 that is widely used on agricultural products.   It is imperative that beekeepers have access to land that has not been exposed to these substances to rebuild bee colonies.  

The American Bee Project seeks to connect owners of vacant land with commercial beekeepers.    We are working with state and local governments throughout America to establish commercial beekeeping as a legal agricultural use of land.  By leasing their vacant land to a commercial beekeeper for legitimate commercial agricultural use, property owners may be able to save thousands of dollars on their property taxes while helping to save the bees.    Commercial beekeepers use the land to make honey and rebuild the health of their hives.    Together we can save the bees, and ourselves, one acre at a time.

 

Copyright 2012 © The American Bee Project.