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Student Fellows and Internships

 You Got This Kid! Leadership Foundation focuses on personal and professional development. We offer students  unique opportunities that align with their passions and develop their leadership skills. The mission of the YGTK's Fellows and Internships program is to connect students with YGTK's strategic partners to help them develop the soft-skills needed to make a difference in their careers and in their communities. 

Jumping into Your Next Experience

We offer unique opportunities with our strategic partners at the Mill River and Musconetcong Watershed Associations. The best part is you have the freedom to build and shape your time in the program, giving your own thought on what you would like to explore and execute.


The foundation hopes to give students the support to learn, lead, and make a difference in the community that surrounds them.  

Take a Look at Our Most Recent Interns

Connor Becerril's research involves testing for the concentration of Polychlorinated Biphenyl's (PCB’s), a pollutant that affects a person's endocrine system, in the Mill River on Ball Island. The results of the research may be used by the Mill River Watershed Association and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to further remediation efforts around Ball Island. 

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Connor collects a water sample to test the concentration of certain pollutants during his summer internship.

Conner Becerril


Luke on the site of his most recent project. 

Luke Desilva

Luke Desilva is an upcoming senior in the civil engineering program at Quinnipiac University. For his summer research, he is testing water quality and quantity in tributaries to the Mill River of south-central Connecticut. This testing will help establish baseline conditions prior to proposed installation of densely clustered green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), including a rain garden and bioswales, in the surrounding neighborhood. The impact of GSI implementation on water quality and quantity in a suburban neighborhood can thus be demonstrated. He is working alongside the Mill River Watershed Association as well as the Town Engineer for the Town of Hamden.

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