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Habitat Internship - Save The BayBookmark This
Save The Bay, Inc.
100 Save The Bay Dr.
Posted: August 15 2016
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DescriptionOverview of position: Are you interested in putting your science and ecology education to work doing hands-on ecological restoration? Save The Bay Habitat Interns gain experience in conducting research, field monitoring, database management, and planning associated with the restoration of Narragansett Bay habitats. Interns will gain an understanding of applied ecological restoration techniques, field monitoring protocols, and environmental problem solving techniques. Interns will also gain experience working with volunteers and collaborating with community organizations.
Save The Bay is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education to the community about protecting and restoring the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay region.
We offer unpaid internship opportunities.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the internship application on our volunteer website. For more information on Save The Bay internships, please visit www.savebay.org/volunteer and click on the Internships tab.
ResponsibilitiesWhat you will learn:
Field work associated with salt marsh restoration
Specific field activities may include: pore-water salinity and water table depth monitoring at on-going marsh restoration sites, vegetation monitoring, and fish monitoring
Rapid assessment protocol to see how rapid sea level rise is affecting Rhode Island salt marshes
Volunteer restoration efforts including salt marsh digging and planting projects
Database management: data entry and data analysis of marsh and eelgrass restoration monitoring data
RequirementsWhat we require:
College students, recent graduates, graduate students or beginning professionals working towards or having obtained a BA/BS or higher degree in biology, education, marine studies, or related field
Enrollment at an accredited college or university as a junior or above during the term of your internship
Computer experience (MS Office)
Positive attitude and ability to work indoors and outdoors in a team environment
Strong communication skills, writing, and field skills preferred.