Alrutz Internship: Rodale Institute - Kutztown, PA
The Alrutz Internship, established by Denison trustee and alumnus Joseph E. McMahon, honors the late Robert Alrutz, Professor of Biology and founder of Denison's Environmental Studies Program, the Homestead, and the Bioreserve. The internship funds a student to spend 10 weeks during the summer at the Rodale Institute (Kutztown, PA), a not-for-profit organization. The Rodale Institute is known throughout the world for its work in finding agricultural solutions to human and environmental health problems.
Specific programs include an experimental organic farm, research trials, a demonstration garden, and web-based environmental education for children. The Institute undertakes a variety of domestic projects to promote consumption of healthy foods and the development of healthy lifestyles. In addition, Rodale is involved in a number of international projects that help farmers and communities maintain and regenerate the productivity of fragile soil in Guatemala, Senegal, Russia and Japan. The affiliated Rodale Press is the publisher of numerous books and popular magazines such as Organic Gardening and Runner’s World, and the 'zine Kid's Re-Generation. The Denison student selected for the internship will have the opportunity to get involved in one or more of the Institute’s ongoing projects.
- Eligibility: Open to students from all disciplines; preference given to ENVS students (majors/minors)
- Dates: Flexible
- Stipend: $3100; housing not included but available nearby
- To Apply: Send a resume, transcript, letter stating your interests and how these relate to the opportunity at Rodale, and a statement of what skills and qualifications you would bring to the internship to Dr. Olivia Aguilar, Environmental Studies, Barney 101, 587-5707.