Giving Tuesday 2019

The Network needs a summer 2020 intern

Will you help?

In the summers of 2018 and 2019, the CLWN enjoyed invaluable intern support from Cornell University’s communications department. With leadership from Lauren Chambliss, CU lecturer and wife of Network Board member David Wolfe, this fellowship program provided bright, curious, hard-working and environmentally passionate students to head up our summer HABs communications program-at no cost to the Network.

Unfortunately for 2020, some of the partner funding has been cut and the Network has been tasked with raising between $2000-$2500 to fund our share of summer 2020 associate’s stipend. 

The past two years have been a unique communications training program for the Cornell students and local community partners. According to Chambliss, our partnership with them “is such an opportunity for students to have impact and learn from and contribute to a truly professional regional organization.’ 

Each of the past two years, our interns:
• Worked 800 hours (full time for 10 summer weeks)
• Designed and distributed weekly HABs updates
• Created an email database of over 500 private and public contacts to which we sent HABs updates
• Wrote articles environmentally-focused articles for our newsletter

Would you commit to a year-end gift in support of our 2020 summer intern? If, over the past two years you received a HABs-related email, read a HABs Facebook post, or viewed the HABs information on our website, that information came from our interns!! They are invaluable, and we could not keep the public informed as well without them. 

Intern Carly Shonbrun-Siege worked with Claire Weston of the Community Science Institute to map out lake-wide monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms

In 2018, our Intern Carly Shonbrun-Siege worked with Claire Weston of the Community Science Institute to map out lakewide monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms.

Intern Jessica Biggott is on the right in a planning meeting with the Harmful Algal Blooms monitoring team.

2019 Intern Jessica Biggott is on the right in a planning meeting with the Harmful Algal Blooms monitoring team.

Support a 2020 Intern

Or mail a check made out to:

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

POB 348
Aurora, NY 13026