WRWA summer internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 12, 2017, 5:30pm


Westport, MA
United States

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Summer Intern The Westport River Watershed Alliance, Inc. 2017

Position Description:

The Westport River Watershed Alliance is seeking two qualified candidates to fill our seasonal, summer internship positions. The positions are 30 hrs/week at a rate of $11 hr, from June until the middle of August (exact starting and ending dates flexible). The intern will work under the supervision of the Education Director, assisting with various projects.


  • Assist Education Director with school programs & field studies
  • Assist Education Director with Coastal Explorers Club, a science-based summer program for children ages 3-16 at the beach & river
  • Create materials for Watershed Education Program
  • Help prepare for River Day in June, and Summer Fundraiser in August
  • Assist with interpretive tours for the public
  • Participate in weekly water quality monitoring program on the Westport River
  • Assist with general administrative tasks and other projects as they arise Personal Characteristics
  • Enthusiastic engagement with the mission and activities of the Westport River Watershed Alliance
  • Energy & enthusiasm to work with all ages

Professional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children of various ages
  • Basic knowledge of the natural sciences and or/marine ecology
  • Flexibility to work on a wide range of projects
  • Ability to work comfortably and effectively in a professional, organized manner
  • Experience with informal teaching in outdoor setting a plus The internship is offered to an undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career in environmental science, environmental education or a related field. Some past interns have been able to receive college credit for the internship through arrangements with their university. 

How to Apply:

Interested Applicants Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Shelli Costa, Education Director Westport River Watershed Alliance P.O. Box 3427 Westport, MA 02790 (508) 636-3016, fax (508) 636-8884 Or e-mail material to: wep@wrwa.com