Mill River Stewards

Paid Field-Based Internship Program for High School Students

Exploring nature – and careers in conservation

Mill River Stewards is a summer-long program for Stamford high school students. Through paid field-based internships, teens learn about urban park stewardship, environmentalism, and careers in conservation. Research shows that for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, classroom learning combined with paid internships increases young people’s awareness of career opportunities and motivates them to pursue higher education.   

Environmental Literacy

Career Preparation

Experiential Learning


How to Apply

2023 Stewards Application 

The program runs from June 26 to August 18, 2023

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 31, 2023

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact our Education Special Programs Coordinator, Helen Nelson at