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Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Education, Trauma and Ecology Intern- Garrison, New York

Organization: The Garrison Institute

Job Title: Contemplative Teaching and Learning (CTL) Initiative Intern

Location: Garrison, NY

Hours and Compensation: Flexible part-time opportunities;  A competitive monthly stipend is offered as well as some meals on-site and room/board options.

Application Deadline: none

Position Dates: commitment of mid-January through mid-May

Posted On: Dec. 27, 2012

Organization Overview

The Garrison Institute, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization located in Garrison, NY is currently seeking a part-time intern to support the Institute’s Contemplative Teaching and Learning (CTL) Initiative during the winter/spring 2013. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience or to transition to the nonprofit sector. The mission of the Garrison Institute is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns. The Institute explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.

The Garrison Institute program initiatives in Education, Trauma and Ecology bring a contemplative dimension to key social change fields, applying relevanttechniques to professional care giving, teaching and environmental advocacy. The Institute researches and develops new ways of applying those techniques in specific vocational settings, from domestic violence shelters to classrooms.


The Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative works to develop the field of contemplative education for K-12 educators and classrooms. It fosters the field’s growth and evolution, and introduces evidence-based contemplative methods to educators, helping improve student academic performance, reduce teacher burnout and create healthy school environments conducive to children becoming responsible, productive, caring adults.


Under the supervision of the CTL Initiative staff, the intern will participate and assist in some of the following tasks:

  • Conduct web-based and other types of research related to contemplative teaching and learning
  • Assist in research related to our ongoing field mapping project
  • Post website content updates and assist with oversight of various online web forums and communities including helping to organize various resource data
  • Enter and track various forms of data within our database and spreadsheets
  • Perform administrative duties and help to prepare for CTL Initiative events and meetings
  • Organize and catalog files such as transcripts, articles, and photos
  • Other general duties and tasks as assigned


Successful intern candidates will have strong technical skills including experience in using MS-Office, databases, electronic media and knowledge of social media outlets; general administrative/office skills; outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communications skills; some applicable research skills (access to library and resources helpful); and expertise in proofreading and editing documents. Our ideal candidate will also have an interest in or some experience with contemplative methodologies and possess a strong desire to learn about and supportthe Garrison Institute’s mission.

Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are encouraged to apply as are those with a degree in education or a related field.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email, or fax to 845.424.4900. Please, no phone calls.

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