Location: Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Dr., Providence, RI
Dates: This internship is available March through December
Overview 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.
What 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
What 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
Details: We offer unpaid internship opportunities. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out our application in the following link for this internship or any others you are interested in. Internship Application The application can also be found at www.savebay.org/volunteer under the Internships tab.
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