Clean Ocean Access is looking to fill two (2) part-time paid internship positions for field & office work focused on marine debris, water quality, and shoreline ecosystems for the summer of 2018 on Aquidneck Island, RI. The position may require travel to Providence, and locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE INTERN
• Hours: 12 hours per week for 16 weeks from May through August
• Schedule: Three days per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Compensation: $12/hour and $0.54/mile
The internship will cover several integrated efforts. 1. Marine debris - Visit one trash skimmer per day and perform detailed debris analysis, log data, collect digital media (picture, video) and interact with site operator. 2. Marine debris – Lead a weekly shoreline cleanup at local area beach and work with programming and marketing team to capture results. 3. Water quality – Collect salt water samples one day per week, occasionally assist with transporting samples to laboratory in Providence. 3. Shoreline ecosystem – A few times a week, monitor several shoreline access points for obstruction, erosion, ecosystem services and recreational use. 4. Office – Daily, enter resulting data into database, and update master document and charts. 5. Other - Assist with other Clean Ocean Access activities as time permits not limited to data processing, field work, events, and photography.
• Demonstrated commitment, trustworthiness, responsible, and attention to detail
• Prior field experience and basic understanding of marine debris, water quality
• Highly effective with spreadsheets, word processing and technologically savvy
• Passion for quality environmental work rooted in back-office operational excellence
• Must have reliable vehicle, can lift 50 pounds, and enjoy working outside in all weather
• Comfortable working independently, as a member of a team, and leader of a team effort
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