Huron River Watershed Council Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Nov 19, 2019Internship- Unpaid
Volunteer Position Overview HRWC’s summer aquatic field internship program allows undergraduates, recent graduates, and new professionals the opportunity to experience field-based water quality monitoring and public education in the context of a well-rounded internship experience. Interns will visit numerous field locations, in a number of local tributaries to the Huron River, collecting data about benthic macroinvertebrates, in stream and near stream habitat, and water quality parameters such as flow and conductivity. Interns input data and review data for quality assurance. All interns will work on HRWC education program, teaching area residents and students about water quality and water quality testing, including our summer youth snorkeling program and storm drain awareness campaign. HRWC staff, including interns, are required to participate in general program upkeep tasks. On occasion, interns may utilize existing abilities to work on office projects such as GIS, Human Relations, Volunteer Management, Development and Membership, Landscape Architecture, etc. Internships run full summer or half summer, 1-4 days per week. Responsibilities Consistently utilize proper work methods Safely travel to field sites and conduct field data collection Keep equipment in working order Communicate effectively with general public and supervisors Assist supervisors on other projects as needed Qualifications Background or strong interest in water quality monitoring Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting Attention to detail such as data management Fluent in Microsoft Office suite and Google documents and maps Requirements Available 1-4 days per week, May through mid-August (or first or second half summer) Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds Sign and date Field Internship position agreement Value Wide array of experience in field monitoring and data collection and public education Learning from network of interns and staff on a daily basis Access to network of water quality professionals Contact Jason Frenzel if you are interested. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !