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The Urban Ecology Center hires nearly 30 people annually for our Green Career Pathways summer employment & internship experience. Our model of creating neighborhood-based environmental education centers energizes urban public natural areas. Located in vibrant public green spaces in Milwaukee, our fast-growing organization serves over 200,000 people of all ages annually. Our Green Career Pathways efforts are providing people with an immersive green career experience while having a significant impact on our mission.

We provide over 8 unique summer internship opportunities here at the UEC. Whether you are looking for a position to enhance your resume and build on your degree or looking to explore a new pathway to careers in the environmental field, the UEC provides opportunities to connect the passion for nature and being outdoors to careers.

Not only are our summer internships an educational opportunity, but it's also an opportunity to connect with a network of diverse professionals in the field while having FUN! We pride ourselves in cultivating an enriching work culture where you can learn, grow, build a network in your field of interest, and have fun while doing it!

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"My favorite part of the internship is how education heavy it was. I was anticipating land stewardship to be mostly labor but I was impressed at how many field trips and educational opportunities were provided for us. I feel like I built a lot of really formative skills in this field"

"I gained lots of professional communication skills. I was able to talk to coworkers about their career journeys, which has helped me think about what I would want to do in the future and all of the doors that are open for me. I also now have connections and resources to the environmental circle in Milwaukee."

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