This manual is a living document and is constantly being updated with new internship opportunities. Many of these internships are appropriate for Maritime Studies, American Studies, and Marine Sciences majors. However, many are also suited to students in other majors. Some can be conducted during the academic year and others are for the summer only.
If none of these opportunities seems like a good fit, try thinking out of the box. Make a mental list of the various organizations and agencies in your own community: libraries, municipal offices, schools, land trusts, local businesses, etc. Think about your skills and strengths and how you might benefit from them. Discuss the idea with your academic advisor and see if it makes sense.
Accounting Internship, Niantic CT – Paid – A small public accounting firm seeks an accounting intern who is interested in a public accounting career. This position offers a “hands on” experience working with both individuals and businesses. Intern will gain skills providing payroll, bookkeeping, accounting, and various tax preparation services. Computer proficiency and good communication skills are required. There is an opportunity for a permanent position post- graduation. Hours are flexible and a stipend available. Contact: Rosemary Vann, CPA; 860-739-5180; email@example.com
Alaska Conservation Internship Program, various locations – Host Organizations: Alaska Center for the Environment ; Alaska Community Action on Toxics ; Alaska Marine Conservation Council ; Audubon Alaska ; Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ; Discovery Southeast ; Sitka Conservation Society ; Southeast Alaska Conservation Council ; WWF Arctic Field Program ; Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council ; Contact: Jordan O’Connell at: jo’firstname.lastname@example.org or http://alaskaconservation.org/internships
Arcanatura LLC UConn TIP program Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT – Arcanatura LLC seeks an intern to assist in the shooting and editing of short videos (1 to 2 minutes) for its website. Subjects will include product description and demonstration as well as other topics related to the company activities. Applicant should be familiar with all aspects of making innovative internet videos. Arcanatura LLC develops and commercializes 100% natural, science based, clinically proven products for dog cats and horses for the eco-conscious market. The distribution is direct to the customers using social media marketing. For more details please contact Katrina Henry or Serge Martinod at 860 405 9273 or at email@example.com.
Catherine Kolnaski Interdistrict Magnet School Environmental Club Intern, Groton CT – Opportunities exist to assist with teaching and mentoring elementary school students who are engaged in an after-school environmental club. The Club seeks to introduce students to the natural world, allowing them to explore and study natural habitats, plants and wildlife in various open spaces in Groton. Students will be engaged in fun outdoor activities that enhance knowledge and skills in science, math, and the arts. Contact: Professor Syma Ebbin, 860 405-9278; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Rocky Hill, CT – A paid summer internship with the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), a quasi-public authority that designs and structures financial products and transactions that foster the deployment, growth, development and commercialization of clean energy is available . This position will work in a collaborative environment on investments, projects and products related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and finance in the furtherance of CEFIA’s programs and operations. Responsibilities may include: Data collection and analysis to inform cash flow modeling for individual projects, programs, or investments; Research and document preparation for external and internal stakeholder meetings; Assistance with coordinating various program stakeholders; Preparation of research reports and materials related to CEFIA’s existing programs or areas of potential program development; Data collection to inform analyses of clean versus conventional energy at an individual, firm or community level. If you would like to apply for this position, please go to the link below and click on Summer Intern:http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/careerapplication
College Engagement Intern, Special Olympics Connecticut – Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) is seeking an outgoing, organized College Engagement Intern to assist the organization in developing a database of contacts of Colleges and Universities to help support Special Olympics Connecticut through local and state programs, SO College Program and R-Word Campaigns. RESPONSIBILIIES: Create and update database of CT colleges and universities with primary contacts of persons/offices that oversee student volunteerism; Create and update database of CT colleges and universities that are currently involved at supporting Special Olympic Connecticut programs at the local, regional or state level; Assist is coordinating College Leadership Summit planned in 2014; Create and distribute event press releases and update social media sites regarding upcoming R-Word Event on CT Colleges and Universities and coordinate with nearby high schools; Create CT College Involvement toolkit; Represent SOCT at community and university events; Assist with creation of College Updates of E-Newsletter; Data entry and other administrative duties as needed; Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs.This is an unpaid internship. Intern will be eligible for mileage reimbursement for events and may do majority of internship from home. Contact: Marc Mercadante at email@example.com.
Common Tides, Honduras – Common Tides, an education non-profit organization provides free marine science education along with sail training to children from developing countries. Summer Internship/Volunteer opportunities that include Teaching, Marine Science, and Travel in Honduras are available. Interns help provide local children from Central American and Caribbean countries an opportunity to protect their aquatic environments, develop environmentally friendly eco-tourism, and increase their future job opportunities. Local students visit the ocean via boats to their local marine habitats while interns/volunteers help offer interactive classes about marine animals, basic sailing skills, and present ways that the children can help preserve the oceanic habitats, including the third largest barrier reef in the world. Volunteers/Interns pay a program fee, which covers room, board, training, and allows the program to be free to the local communities. The cost for the trip is determined by the length and a deposit is required. Contact: Please visit www.commontides.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 610-781-2053 for more information.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford and various locations – The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has established a variety of for-credit internship program to provide hands-on work experience on a variety of environmental projects including research, monitoring, enforcement, environmental clean-up, community involvement, and pollution prevention. Students should have completed their sophomore year and be pursuing either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a variety of academic majors, including natural sciences, engineering, environmental studies, environmental policy, and GIS applications. Interns must be able to work at least one full day per week for at least one academic term and are placed in September, January, or during the summer. Interested students must be interviewed by a DEP representative and the appointment is made by the Supervising Manager of the division where the placement is to be made. The deadline for applying is the first business day in November for January placements, the first business day in July for September placements, and the first business day in March for summer placements. For more information: www.ct.gov/DEP/cwp/view.asp?a=2688&q=322346&depNav_GID=1511
Contact: Barbara Viadella 860 418-5937; Email: email@example.com
Connecticut Sea Grant, Groton, CT – Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) is a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). CT Sea Grant collaborates with maritime industries and coastal communities, promoting research, outreach, and educational activities focused on Connecticut and Long Island Sound. CTSG often has opportunities for student internships focused on a variety of issues including aquatic invasive species and recreational fisheries outreach and invasive plant management. Contact Syma Ebbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ConnPIRG, Hartford, Storrs and various municipalities CT – ConnPIRG is hiring interns to work on campaigns to stop global warming, make textbooks more affordable, fight hunger and homelessness, and make college more affordable. As an intern you’ll have an impact on issues that you care about and you’ll learn valuable skills like working with the media, public speaking, and organizing large events. Possible internships include: working with the local and state media to cover our events; running petition drives and call-ins to our senators to demonstrate support for clean energy; planning service events to local shelters to help build up resources for those in need. For more information: http://connpirgstudents.org/storrs
Consortium for Ocean Leadership,Washington, DC – The Consortium for Ocean Leadership offers Washington, DC-based internships for students at Ocean Leadership member institutions. Ocean Leadership ocean observing internships are designed to further professional development for current or recently graduated students and provide assistance to the Ocean Leadership full-time ocean observing staff. In addition to project work relevant to each intern’s research, area of concentration, or degree, each participant will learn about the various national and international projects in ocean science that contribute to an integrated global observing system. Participants will have the opportunity to work on specific projects with ocean scientists and engineers who are directly engaged in the construction of the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Internships are available year-round and Ocean Leadership provides a base stipend of $1500 per month. Institutions are encouraged, but not required, to match stipends for a minimum of 2 months and cover intern travel costs to and from DC. The intern’s medical insurance coverage will remain with his or her individual policy or student group health insurance. Internships typically follow the academic semester schedule, but specific start and end dates are flexible. Individuals who gain interest after the application deadline should contact Emily Griffin (information below) to inquire about availability. For more information, contact Emily Griffin: 1201 New York Ave. NW, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005. (202) 787-1615, e-mail: email@example.com
DataONE Summer Internship Program – The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates. For more information: http://www.dataone.org/internships
Day Publishing Company Brand Marketing Internship, New London, CT – This internship, under the direction of the Director of Audience Development, will be involved with coordinating and executing event marketing promotional plans to increase visibility of all print and digital product lines. This position will staff sponsored events and represent The Day, theday.com, our weekly publications, as well as our magazine division, through interaction with the public, distribution of promotional items, and other appropriate buzz marketing techniques. Additionally, this position will provide administrative, clerical, and project planning support for all areas of The Day’s Audience Development Department, including but not limited to: Coordinate scheduling, set up display arrangements, and assemble event supplies; Interact with the public and represent The Day and its other brands in a positive manner; Prepare written event recaps that summarize attendance, reader feedback, and success measures; Input data into marketing databases for subsequent customer correspondence; Participate in the planning and deployment of The Day Publishing Company reader contests; Other assigned administrative functions in support of the Audience Development team. Position Requirements: A positive attitude with superior public relations and communication skills; High level of motivation to uphold The Day’s reputation for public service, trust, and advocacy; Strong attention to detail; punctual; the ability to self-direct; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Must be available to work weekend events as called upon, in addition to six hours per week (Mon-Fri) at our offices at 47 Eugene O’Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320. Other Details: Six hours per week, plus six to eight hours during scheduled weekend events. This internship is unpaid but will satisfy course credit as deemed appropriate by institution. Contact: Daniel Williams, Director of Audience Development 860/701-4207; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Agriculture/ Bureau of Aquaculture Laboratory, Milford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Aquaculture (DA/BA) Laboratory processes shellfish and seawater samples used in the classification and regulation of CT’s shellfish growing waters. Connecticut’s coastal waters support a vital $25 million dollar hard clam and oyster fishery. DA/BA is looking for an individual who has interest in microbiology and/or shellfish biology, and who would like to learn about the impacts of pollution sources on water quality and bivalve molluscan shellfish quality. Responsibilities would include collecting seawater and shellfish tissue samples by boat, assisting the Microbiologist with examining shellfish waters and meats for fecal coliforms, aiding in the preparation of media for the different procedures performed, learning the quality controls measures used in the lab, performing necessary laboratory equipment maintenance, and assisting the Shellfish pathologist in histopathological techniques used to determine shellfish health. A minimum of two years in an undergraduate Biology, Marine Biology, or Coastal Studies program is required to participate in this internship. Extensive field experience is not required, however individual should be comfortable working under adverse weather conditions. Applications will be considered at any time during the academic year. Summer internships are available as well. Internship is 3 to 6 months in length, and hours are flexible. Intern will need a valid driver’s license, but a state car will be provided for field work. Contact: Joseph DeCrescenzo, Microbiologist II Email: email@example.com
Dominion Internship Program, Waterford, CT – Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,200 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion’s intern program can be an incredible opportunity for college or college-bound students. The program engages students for paid work sessions that involve projects or assignments that are closely related to the student’s area of study. In addition to working during school semesters or summer breaks, intern opportunities may include working during other school breaks or on a part-time basis while attending school if the Company has opportunities available. Candidate Requirements: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.50/4.00 or above and must be currently enrolled and attending a four year university. For more information and to view specific internship opportunities: https://careers.dominionenergy.com/go/Student-Employment/3372900/
Economic Research Service (ERS), Washington DC – Paid Internship – The Economic Research Service (ERS) is an economic research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS functions include research and development of economic and statistical indicators relating to commercial agriculture, food and consumer economics, natural resources and environment, and the rural economy. This internship is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable research experience and become familiar with ERS models and data sets. These positions require individuals with a solid foundation in economic theory and strong quantitative skills; experience with data collection, econometric analysis, data base management and/or mathematical programming; and good communications skills. Interns participate in a wide variety of research projects involving agriculture and environment, agricultural and trade policy, food safety, diet and nutrition, consumer economics, and rural development. For more information, visit ERS website: http://www.ers.usda.gov or contact Loretta T. Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 694.5379.
FRESH New London Interns for FRESH Farm project – General Description: F.R.E.S.H. New London works to increase access to fresh, local foods and educate and empower the people of New London County about their health and the local food system. As part of that work, our FRESH Farm produces diversified vegetable crops to supply our various programs addressing food access: our 50 member CSA program; roving Mobile Market; and our donation commitments. We grow intensively on an acre + of organically-cultivated land, a 1000 square foot greenhouse, 2 high tunnels, harvest barn/outdoor classroom. The Farm is an educational and training site where students, youth employees, and volunteers learn about the natural world and see where food comes from. Our primary urban site, our “ Community Garden Center”, is a ¼ urban garden site in downtown New London, CT, and is also a part of the FRESH Farm operation. Internship Details: The FRESH Farm Internship is an opportunity for motivated students to intensively learn the hands on skills required to produce healthy food rooted in ecological stewardship, community food security, and social change. FRESH Farm interns learn experientially about farm planning, planting, cultivation, harvest, and distribution. FRESH Farm Interns work closely with the Farm Manager and assist with coordination and implementation of work and activities at the FRESH Farm. Contact: Arthur Lerner; Phone: (860) 574-9006; Email: email@example.com ; Website: www.freshnewlondon.org
GIS / Environmental Science / Engineering Internship;Jamestown, RI – The Public Works Department for The Town of Jamestown is offering an Environmental Science, GIS, or Engineering Student (undergraduate or graduate status) a paid summer internship. This position will provide an opportunity for a motivated student to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular focus, and create a network of professional contacts. This position will assist the Town Engineer and GIS Specialist in performing several tasks associated with the operation of sanitary sewer and potable water and storm water systems throughout the Town of Jamestown. This position will be responsible for collecting field data, inspecting sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure, maintenance of data collectors, and management of The Town’s GIS Database. The preferred candidate has a background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science and Management, or Civil Engineering. The Candidate must be a self-starter, goal and detail oriented and familiar with Microsoft Office Suite. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of open channel and storm water hydraulics. Experience in collecting field data (GPS), computer mapping (GIS) and design of storm water and sewer collections systems a plus. To apply for this position, e-mail your resume to Justin Jobin at firstname.lastname@example.org, applications accepted until position filled. Contact: Justin Jobin, Environmental Science and GIS Department; 401-423-7193; Email: email@example.com
Groton Open Space Association, Groton CT – The Groton Open Space Association (GOSA) is a local land trust and environmental organization that owns and maintains several parcels of open space in the Town of Groton. Internship opportunities exist for students interested in trail planning and maintenance, invasive species management, wildlife habitat restoration, graphic design, social media management and other areas of focus. Contact: Professor Syma Ebbin, 860 405-9278; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland ME – The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has established a formal, competitive summer internship program for undergraduate students to support our staff on a portfolio of projects focused on fishery ecosystem research, community and education programs, and communications. Internships at GMRI provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experiences at sea and in our lab. These internships are posted annually in late January or early February. For more info: Questions should be emailed to email@example.com or see: http://www.gmri.org/about/display.asp?a=2&b=4&c=20.
Harvard Forest Research Program in Ecology – Projects have focused on: Invasive Plants, Pests & Pathogens; Plant Biology, Population and Community Ecology; Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges; Conservation Management and Biodiversity; Watershed and Aquatic Ecology; Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change; Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics; Reading and Conserving the New England Landscape. Students are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the 11‑week session which runs from May through August. Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided. We seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country. Visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/reu.html for our on-line application.
Human Impacts Institute Internships – The Human Impacts Institute Internship program provides an active learning environment for college students and mid-career professionals. Unless otherwise noted, internships are based in NYC and are for a minimum duration of three months. Interns are expected to work on-site at least ten hours per week, with a preference for those who can commit twenty hours per week. Strong preference is given to applicants who receive college credit (undergraduate or graduate) or occupational training credits. International applicants are welcome, as are mid-career professionals looking to expand their knowledge of environmental work. There is no stipend or lodging assistance available and intern applicants are encouraged to apply for outside funding assistance. Applicants should have an expressed interest in environmental issues, education, policy development, research, coalition building, and/or not-for-profit organizational work. In addition to this, interns are expected to be: self-motivated, extremely organized, independent workers, creative, highly adaptable to different types of projects, atmospheres, interactions, and have good research skills. Internships with the Human Impacts Institute begin on February 10th (Term 1), May 10th (Term 2), and September 10th (Term 3). Not all Terms are offered all years. Please, inquire at Info@HumanImpactsInstitute.org to see if internships are available for your selected Term. If interested, see for more information: http://humanimpactsinstitute.org/HiiOpportunities.php. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of interviews shortly after their application. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least two months in advance of their desired start date. All applications and inquiries should be directed to: Info@HumanImpactsInstitute.org
Indian and Colonial Research Center, Old Mystic, CT – The Indian and Colonial Research Center contains the collections of Mrs. Eva Butler, in addition to those of other collectors. Contained in the collection are manuscripts and primary source materials, old photographs, early maps of the area, genealogical and land records, Native American artifacts and cultural information on Native lifeways and resource use. Most materials and documents date to the colonial period in New England, however, some of the Native American holdings have broader geographic origins, and some extend to other time periods. Internship projects could focus on identifying, researching and cataloguing items in the Native American collection; researching software applications for the online display of archival photographs; identifying and organizing documents and periodicals within the collection. Contact: Joan Cohn (860) 536-9771/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute for Sustainable Energy, Willimantic, CT – The Institute for Sustainable Energy is located on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic and focuses (on focuses) on energy-related issues including energy education, state energy policy, energy efficiency, energy conservation and load management, renewable energy, distributed generation, protection of environmental resources, and the dissemination of useful information on energy alternatives and sustainability to users and providers of energy. In addition, ISE provides EPA Energy Star benchmarking services to Connecticut municipalities. For-credit internships are available to students interested in being trained on EPA Energy Star (benchmarking) software applications and then applying this training in the service of municipalities seeking to quantify their energy usage and carbon footprint. The applications include Portfolio Manager, used for evaluating existing buildings; Target Finder, for evaluating new construction projects; and Cashflow Calculator for comparing project financing mechanisms. The benchmarking applications allow for comparison of the energy efficiency of similar buildings within the town, to similar buildings nationally, and to EPA Energy Star efficiency standards. Contact: Bill Leahy (860) 465-0252/Email: email@example.com.
Jabez Smith House, Groton, CT – The Jabez Smith House is a circa 1783 colonial farm house, owned by the Town of Groton and also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house provides a place where the public can experience living history. The curator, Mike Fitzgerald, has created a colonial garden, with heritage plants used for both food and textiles, including the “three sisters,” herbs tobacco, cotton and flax. He has created a display showing the processing of flax into cloth and uses these in demonstrations about 18th century farm life. Opportunities exist for one or two student interns to research historical topics relevant to the Jabez Smith family and 18th century horticultural practices. One project would focus on continuing existing research on the Smith family wills in Hartford, New London, Stonington and Groton, locating and transcribing them to document family possessions, how they lived and what they grew. Research on one family from 1726 has provided information on the planting of tobacco and flax. The research will provide insight into the lives of the family, the community, and local, regional and even international trade. A second project would focus on researching and documenting 18th century herbs and garden practices, with a focus on understanding the use of plants and herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes as well as textile dying. Contact: Mike Fitzgerald 860-912-7366 (c); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laboratory for Astrophysics, Avery Point UConn – The research performed in the Laboratory for Astrophysics at Avery Point mainly concerns Stellar Evolution and the Standard Model of the Sun. Stars are born, evolve and die. From the ashes of one star (stardust) new solar system(s) emerge. The elements needed for life as we know it, such as carbon and oxygen, originate in the bowels of stars. The sun is a middle aged, 4.6 billion years old star. Stars generate energy by consuming their nuclear fuel (mostly hydrogen and helium). The research we perform aims at understanding the nuclear processes that occur in the Sun and other stars. Students are encouraged to perform independent research projects in the lab under the guidance of Professor Moshe Gai, the director of the Laboratory for Astrophysics at Avery Point and his graduate students. A typical research project involves calibrating a detector and collecting data using state of the art electronics and multimedia processing. Knowledge of Physics is a prerequisite for working in the lab. This is a paid student internship, with an hourly pay of $10/hour for 5-10 hours of work per week. Faculty Contact: Dr. Moshe Gai: phone (860) 405-9068; Email: Moshe.email@example.com.
Ledge Light Health District, Groton CT – Ledge Light Health District serves a population of over 117,000 people within the Towns of East Lyme, Waterford, Ledyard, Groton and the Cities of Groton and New London. The District provides public health services and resources to our communities which are designed to improve the health, safety and quality of life. Our mission is to prevent disease, illness and injury, to protect our environment and to promote improved health and prosperity for all residents. The District is responsible for the enforcement of the Public Health Code and applicable State of Connecticut Statutes in our member municipalities. Our environmental health division conducts activities and programs aimed at creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment. The primary activities that may be of interest to students are centered around subsurface sewage disposal regulation, food safety, recreational bathing water, public and private water supplies, recreational and commercial shellfishing, lead regulation and housing related matters. Please note that our internship opportunities are varied and may be tailored to the individual needs of the student. The District also has a number of projects in various stages of development that may be of interest to students; we would be happy to discuss these projects with interested candidates. Contact George Calkins at 860-448-4882 ext. 330 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine Science Magnet High School, Groton, CT – Opportunities exist for students to develop an afterschool 4-H program on the high school level, with an emphasis on marine science and environmental projects, leadership development in the newly opened Marine Science High School located in Groton and run by Project LEARN. Work with 4-H staff and 4-H curriculum. 4-H is a national educational network that works with youths in both urban and rural areas, in knowledge acquisition and the development of life skills. Contact: Pamela Gray: 860 885 2824 email: Pamela.email@example.com
Marine Science Summer Internship, University of Delaware – 2014 – Undergraduate summer research opportunity at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences. This REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. We especially encourage applications from members of minority groups underrepresented in science. The program will run for 10 weeks (June 9 – August 15). Please go to our website http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-current-undergraduates/marine-sciences-summer-program to find out more about the program. Student support includes a $6,000 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. The application form and instructions for submitting supporting documents are available at http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-current-undergraduates/marine-sciences-summer-program/application. Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology. This internship program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. If you have any questions, please contact me at (302) 645-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT – The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is currently accepting undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on internships within the Historical Research Department during the Fall and/or Spring semesters. A variety of for-credit internship projects are available can be customized to fit your personal research interests. For a virtual tour of the museum visit: www.pequotmuseum.org. Contact: Jason Mancini at 860 396 6802; Email: email@example.com.
Mohegan Tribe, Montville, CT – There are several internship options that can be explored with the Mohegan Tribe. Specifically, they would support an intern interested in water quality and aquatic ecology, sampling freshwater (eg., Fort Shantok) or marine waters (eg., Thames River); performing water quality testing and hydrological studies on Trading Cove for potential use as cooling water rather than using potable water which is the Tribe’s current practice; researching alternative energies (solar, fuel cells, ground source heat pumps); assisting with compliance with hazardous waste and materials regulations (Mohegan Sun is a small quantity generator of hazardous waste at Engineering and Fleet Maintenance); or focused on environmental education of tribal members and employees provide training on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Contact: Jean McInnis at 860-862-6112 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute summer internship program, Moss Landing, CA – The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s summer internship program provides an opportunity for talented college students (undergraduate and graduate) and educators to come to MBARI for a period of 10 weeks (June 10–August 16) to work on a specific project under MBARI staff supervision. With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that includes research vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to explore the deep ocean, MBARI’s Summer Internship Program offers teachers and students unique opportunities to be involved in advanced research and development projects. For more information: http://www.mbari.org/education/internship/default.htm.
Mote Marine Lab Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Sarasota FL – The Mote REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students per year. Participants: Conduct mentored research projects under the direction of a Mote scientist; Gain experience in the development of research plans by completing a research proposal; Gain experience in scientific writing by completing a “manuscript-style” final research paper; Gain experience in oral presentation of scientific data by presenting their research results in a laboratory-wide poster presentation; Attend research seminars on ocean science presented by graduate students from several Florida universities; learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in marine science, and communication skills in science by participating in student workshops. For more information: http://www.mbari.org/education/internship/default.htm or email: email@example.com.
Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, Mystic, CT – Mystic Aquarium’s intern program is designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with a dynamic educational opportunity while simultaneously providing career experience. Our unique program requires the completion of an independent project developed under the guidance of an aquarium supervisor coupled with work experience in the department of choice. We accept 1-3 interns per semester in each department, allowing a close working relationship between intern and accomplished aquarium staff. Internships are available fall, spring and summer in most departments throughout our institution, allowing students of all academic majors to experience the unique character of the Aquarium and enhance their personal and professional development. For more information: http://www.mysticaquarium.org/get-involved/internships.
Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program, Mystic, CT – Internship opportunity for upper-level undergraduates who are passionate about history and curious about museum work. See how the academic history you’ve studied in school is translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. One to two days each week will be spent working closely with museum staff on a specific project or research topic. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of museums through weekly off-site field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. This is a full-time, 10-week paid internship. On-site housing may also be available. Contact: Professor Mary K. Bercaw Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New London County 4-H Program, Norwich, CT – New London County 4-H is looking for 2 people to assist in developing and leading a Saturday morning hands-on, experiential learning educational program for youth (ages 8+) in the community. The 4-H Quest program will use 4-H curriculum and the first 4-week cycle subject will be sustainable/renewable energy, hopefully followed by a 4-week Integrated Pest Management (yes, we need a better name- could be “play with bugs”!). The program will be held at the New London County Extension Center, 562 New London Turnpike, Norwich. A small stipend is provided ($150.00). The possibility of a weekday morning is being considered to offer to the homeschooling community. To submit a resumé or for more information contact Pamela Gray, New London County 4-H Program Coordinator, 860.885.2824, email@example.com.
New London County 4-H, Area Schools (Groton, New London, various) – Opportunities exist for students to work on education-related internship projects with the New London County 4-H program, the youth development organization affiliated with UConn’s Cooperative Extension System. 4-H is a national educational network that works with youths in both urban and rural areas, in knowledge acquisition and the development of life skills. Student interns would engage with middle-school students from a New London or Groton elementary or middle school, initiating and leading a 4-H project club as an after school activity. 4-H curricular materials exist and the focus of educational activities would be on health, food and environmental themes. There could be potential to expand clubs to other area school districts, such as Norwich if there is interest. Some intern training is required and is available through the New London 4-H program. Contact: Pamela Gray: 860 885 2824 email: Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org
New London County Historical Society/1756 Shaw Mansion Museum, New London, CT – Founded in 1870, the New London County Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in eastern Connecticut. The Society is housed within the 1756 Shaw Mansion, Connecticut’s Revolutionary Naval War Office, which functions as a museum, research center, and repository for its large collection of manuscripts, primary source documents and historic artifacts. There are several new or on-going projects that interns could work on: assisting in the development of an exhibit on scrimshaw; researching and developing a storyboard and exhibit that would showcase items within the Society’s collection that are related to the HMS Resolute; scanning archival photographs for display on the Society’s website. Contact Edward Baker 860-443-1209 Email: email@example.com
New London Sustainability Committee, New London CT – The New London City Council recently adopted a Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) and passed a resolution that included a number of items related to Low Impact Development (LID) and climate change. Among them is a charge to the NL Sustainability Committee to prepare a “Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan.” An intern is desired to help develop The Vulnerability Assessment by a) Reviewing the Vulnerability Assessment completed for the town of for Guilford; b) Develop an outline for the NL Vulnerability Assessment; c) Review the NHMP for New London; d) organize the elements of the NHMP that are applicable to the Assessment. Other work may include: data gathering from New London Department of Public Works, Office of Development and Planning, etc. in order to map vulnerable infrastructure, storm surge, and other items. Contact: Bruce Hyde, Center for Land Use Education and Research, phone: 860-345-5229 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Milford Laboratory, Milford CT – The Aquaculture and Enhancement Division’s, Culture Systems and Habitat Evaluation Branch has an opportunity for an intern interested in molluscan shellfish aquaculture. We are currently conducting experimental research on bivalve aquaculture and assessing ocean acidification impacts on shellfish. Incumbent will work in a marine laboratory under the direction of a research fishery biologist. You will learn about innovative automated control systems for culturing marine animals. An intern will perform daily tasks such as recording temperatures, pH, dissolved oxygen and other water quality data. You will maintain shellfish stocks while conducting laboratory and field experiments. Microscope work, recording of data, measuring shellfish and computer skills will be utilized. Incumbent must be able to lift 15 pounds. Internship available for credit. For general information on Milford Laboratory, see: http://mi.nefsc.noaa.gov/ .Contact: James Widman 203-882-6508; Email: email@example.com
NOAA Office of EducationUndergraduate Internships – The Office of Education (OEd) is seeking NOAA offices and programs nationwide to host Undergraduate Scholarship recipients in the Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and Hollings Scholarship Program. Internship opportunities are sought for 150 scholarship recipients to participate in a 9-week OEd paid internship in NOAA mission-related research, technological, policy, management, and education activities. Internship opportunities must be submitted in the Student Scholarship Internship Opportunity (SSIO) on-line system. To access the SSIO, go to https://ssio.iso.noaa.gov. For more information on the EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program, go to http://www.epp.noaa.gov and for the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, go to http://www.oesd.noaa.gov. If you have additional questions, please contact Chelsea Lowes at Chelsea.Lowes@noaa.gov or 301-734-1085.
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bradford E. Brown Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students – The Northeast Fisheries Science Center is offering summer employment /internship positions through its Bradford E. Brown Student Internship Program. Named for a retired NOAA Fisheries scientist who was a leader in introducing young people to fisheries science, the program offers a limited number of paid summer positions during May to September distributed across Center programs and laboratories. Research topics include population biology and dynamics, resource assessment and environmental surveys, taxonomy, physical and biological oceanography, social sciences, data management, larval fish/plankton ecology, large marine ecosystems, aquaculture, biotechnology, remote sensing, protected species and apex predators. To participate in the internship program, applicants must be an active full-time student or half-time undergraduate/graduate student at a college or university for the upcoming school year at the time of application, or be accepted as a full-time or half-time student in an academic program for the school year by the time the summer position begins. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Read more: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/sstudent/
Northeast Undersea Research, Technology and Education Center, Groton , CT – The mission of the Northeast Undersea Research, Technology and Education Center (NURTEC) is to support underwater exploration, research and education. NURTEC often has a variety of internship opportunities. Contact: Ivar Babb; email: Ivar.Babb@uconn.edu.
NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin – 2014 Summer research internship The LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program (June 15-August 8), with projects in sociology, microbiology, economics, geology, anthropology, mathematics, or communications. Students will be provided with room and board and a generous stipend during their participation in the LAKES program. This program prioritizes under-represented students, pairing them with mentors in individual projects that collectively will contribute to a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of our political economy, our social networks, and our ecosystems. The deadline to submit applications for the summer program is March 1st. Complete program information can be found here: http://www.uwstout.edu/lakes/. Questions can be directed to:firstname.lastname@example.org Ocean Project, Providence, RI – The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), and other institutions and organizations. We are the largest global network focused on these issues – with more than 1,300 Partner organizations in 75 countries. The Ocean Project is currently accepting applications for student interns. We seek creative individuals with solid communications (electronic, verbal and written) and analytical thinking skills. A marine science background is not required. Based in Providence, RI, but working nationally and internationally, The Ocean Project provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who are recently graduated. Depending on level of education and experience, we offer internships year round in our office as well as volunteer opportunities. Depending on time commitment, interns may receive a stipend and/or academic credit. For more information: http://theoceanproject.org/about-us/internships/ or Contact Bill Mott at email@example.com.
Plimoth Plantation – This well-known living history museum in Massachusetts has expanded to include a Wampanoag homesite in addition to its recreation of a 1627 English village. The Museum has several different internship opportunities during the summer. Specifically, within the Wampanoag Indigenous Program, there is an Education department, for those looking to teach, a horticulture section with focus on heirloom seeds and original varieties of traditional crops as well as artisans who create artifacts in the appropriate styles for the time periods. In addition, there are opportunities to work in a museum with a stated goal of a bi-cultural mission. For more information about internship opportunities see http://plimoth.org/volunteer/internship-opportunities.php. Questions can be directed to Linda Coombs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Oceanology Marine Educator Internship, Groton CT – 2014 – This is highly responsible work working with students attending overnight, residential Project Oceanology programs during the summer months. Duties include overnight and day time supervision of students, implementing and enforcing camp rules, planning and participating in activities with students and providing a supportive, friendly, and safe environment for students in grades 5 through 12, during 6 day/5 night residential Camp programs. The position requires the use of independent judgment, initiative, maturity, observation, confidentiality and communication skills. For more information: http://oceanology.org/employment.html.
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Marine Lab Internship, Sanibel, FL – The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is a private Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around Sanibel and Captiva (http://www.sccf.org). The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Marine Laboratory is seeking an energetic and hardworking intern with a marine and estuarine college background to assist with the lab’s numerous research projects, as well as working on an independent research project developed with our assistance. One of the independent projects we are envisioning is using our RECON platforms to compare fouling communities over their 100 km range. Work will focus in and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island Sound and San Carlos Bay and may from time to time range up the Caloosahatchee River to Lake Okeechobee. The intern will gain direct experience working with lab staff in the lab and field and assist with data entering and related graphing and analyses. Preference will be given to applicants considering one of the environmental or aquatic/marine sciences as a career. For more details on current projects see http://www.sccf.org/content/84/Research.aspx (currently being updated). A weekly stipend of $200/week and on-island housing provided, along with limited travel support for relocation. Contact: Dr. Loren Coen, Director, SCCF Marine Lab, email: email@example.com ; by email or snail mail to: SCCF Marine Lab, 900A Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957.
Save the Bay South County Office Program, Events & Aquarist Internship, Westerly, RI – The position will serve as an assistant to the South County Coast Keeper and the Westerly Office. This intern will assist with events in the Westerly area, administrative duties at the office, and light aquaria work for our tanks. This internship will also involve helping with public programming needs at the office and assisting drop-in guests. This internship will provide you with an inside look at what it’s like to work for a non-profit in a variety of capacities, including events, administrative support, and small Bay species care. Interns must be available for a minimum of two days a week. Days available are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. Preference will be given to candidates who are available for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Save The Bay Internships are unpaid. Save The Bay will work with your school to receive credit for your internship. For more information and to apply: https://savebay.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaport Tax Services, LLC, Mystic CT – Paid Internship – Seaport Tax Services, LLC in Mystic is looking for an intern/office assistant. This is a part-time temporary paid position beginning the end of January and continuing through mid-April. College credit may be available. If you are interested in accounting, particularly taxation, please contact Professor Jon Heller for further information at: email@example.com or 860.857.7358.
Shorebird Conservation Internship, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection-Wildlife Division, Groton CT and other locations – The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has an internship opportunity for a student interested in shorebird conservation. This internship would be to assist with the protection and monitoring of sensitive shorebirds, specifically piping plovers and least terns, at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve in Groton. Other locations are available as well if interested, including: Harkness State Park in Waterford; Sandy Point in West Haven; and several beaches in Milford. Work would ideally be conducted during the months of April through August. Candidate will be trained by and assist the DEEP shorebird technician with fencing off areas of beach from human disturbance, monitor nesting pairs, nesting and fledging success, as well as assess the amount of human recreation throughout the summer. Candidate must be willing to work with DEEP staff as well as work independently. Letter of interest should be forwarded to Laura Saucier (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with contact information for professor if this internship is intended for college credit.
Smithsonian CUSP Program Internships – The Smithsonian’s Cities Under the Sea Program (CUSP) is seeking interns to assist with geoarchaeological studies of submerged Greek and Roman sites in the Mediterranean. Applicants can be upper level undergraduate students,graduate students or post-doctoral level candidates, preferably with dual training in science and archaeology. Internships will start in the Fall, Winter-Spring or Summer periods, lasting from 3-12 months. For more information: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/rtp/other_opps/internship_projects.html.
Stanton Davis Farm Trust Homestead, Stonington, CT – Students interested in colonial and Native American history and museums have a unique opportunity to intern with a non-profit organization that is in the process of creating an historic house museum. The Stanton-Davis homestead was built in approximately the 1660s and has remained under the ownership of just two families since. Thomas Stanton, the builder of the house and one of the founders of Stonington, CT, was the region’s Indian interpreter, serving as interpreter for the English during the Pequot War. The homestead and surrounding farmland was sold to the Davis family in the 1770s. The house is currently being readied for renovation and its contents are being emptied, catalogued and stored. There is a large collection of Native American artifacts, including arrowheads, tools, and baskets that need to be identified, catalogued, and entered into the Past Perfect software system. UConn interns could assist with the recording of the many items in the collections, including their specific location; creating the accession documents for each item; entering the information on the computer program Past Perfect; conserving the items by placing them in acid-free containers; researching where necessary to establish the identity of some of the items; learning to read 17th and 18th-century handwriting, etc. Internships are unpaid and could be organized either during the school year or in summer. Contact person: Professor Nancy Steenburg (email@example.com) and Fred Burdick: 860 535-8454/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stonington Historical Society, Stonington, CT – The Stonington Historical Society seeks an intern to assist in the cataloguing, archiving and presentation of the materials owned by the Society. One project would involve assisting in the preparation of exhibits, including creating interpretive labels, and possible developing temporary exhibits. Another project would involve work on an existing research project on the old homes of Stonington, revising National Register forms, photographing, and creating a map based on Wheeler’s Old Homes. Other internships projects based on student interests would also be encouraged. Contact: Mary Beth Baker, Executive Director, Stonington Historical Society at: email@example.com.
Student Conservation Association, Various – The Student Conservation Association is the leading provider of conservation internships in the nation and offers opportunities in areas such as anthropology, history, public relations and outreach, biology, natural resources, and project and land management, to name a few. SCA interns complete over one million hours of service annually, receive outstanding career training, work on our nation’s land, and are even eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Educational Award. To learn more about SCA, visit www.thesca.org. For more information about internships, contact Maya Tarter, the Eastern Recruiting Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer of Solutions Hartford Internship, Hartford CT – This is the application to participate in the Summer of Solutions Hartford internship. We are looking for up to 12 interns to join the program. Interns will contribute 10 hours/week to the program from April 1st- October 31st. For 8 hours/week we will work on community and school gardens in Hartford. For 2 hours/week we will participate in leadership development and environmental justice trainings. Summer of Solutions Hartford is a food justice and youth leadership development training program in Hartford, CT. We are working with a coalition of non-profit partners in the city to increase growing space and available food in our neighborhoods. You can apply to join us here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nQv9kvFVfcz1QeEqHUjs0LSJ82n1Tr_3e5z3kNVPxt0/viewform
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education: Senior Project, Norwich, CT – The UConn Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education: Senior Project (SNAP-ED) (formerly known as the Senior Nutrition Awareness Project) funded by the USDA Food & Nutrition Service and the Connecticut Department of Social Services is a 15 year old program providing nutrition education to low income older adults. Based in Southeastern CT, SNAP-ED offers culturally targeted programs to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity for clients and residents who are eligible or receive supplemental nutrition assistance. The selected intern(s )will gain experience working with older adults, nutrition related curriculums and materials, recipe development, computer based delivery methods and exposure to educators and caregivers in the community. The preferred intern is a computer literate student with experience in Publisher and Microsoft Office who can help to organize a digital library of resources for distribution throughout the State. The internship is for credit (unpaid) and could be organized either during the school year or during the summer. SNAP-ED is located in the Norwich Extension Office, 562 New London Turnpike, Norwich. Contact: Susan Beeman phone: M,T W(860)486-4666 or Thurs, Fri (860)823-6249; E mail: email@example.com.
Sustainable Nantucket Development Intern, Nantucket MA – 2014 – Sustainable Nantucket, a small grassroots organization that is working to build a more locally-based and self-reliant food system on the island of Nantucket, is seeking a part-time, summer Development Intern. The intern will work under the Development Coordinator and assist with various fundraising initiatives. This should be an opportunity to gain experience in development and nonprofit administration. 15-20 hours/week. Must be able to work Saturdays. Responsibilities include: Assist with fundraising campaigns, including managing publicity, record keeping, and ticket sales for a large raffle; Update donor database and help with donor acknowledgement and solicitations; Assist with outreach, grant research, and special events; Must be able to work Saturday hours at our Farmers & Artisans Market. Ideal candidate will have experience with development and marketing campaigns, prior experience working in a nonprofit office and/or on fundraising events. Must be highly organized, attentive to detail, and have excellent communication skills. Graphic design skills and/or interest in sustainable agriculture are a plus. Compensation $12/hour for 15-20 hours/week. May- July (dates negotiable). To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tantaquidgeon Museum, Montville, CT – The Tantaquidgeon Museum is the oldest Indian-owned and operated museum in America. Although the museum is operated and staffed by Mohegan tribal members, there are opportunities for working on museum projects such as physically identifying and marking the plantings at the museum site as well as collecting and analyzing soil samples. The founders of the institution, Gladys and Harold Tantaquidgeon, originally had the plantings identified with signage. It would be beneficial to add the indigenous Mohegan Indian names to existing and new signage. Contact: Melissa Zobel; email: email@example.com.
Town of Groton Shellfish Commission, Groton, CT – Learn about the Commission and its work in regulation of shellfisheries, and how water quality issues for shellfish also impact the wider community. Also learn about commercial aquaculture operations, including shellfish propagation, enforcement, and business aspects. Interns visit the Noank Shellfish Cooperative, ride with wardens and Commission members on boats, attend meetings of the Commission, and select an issue to follow closely and research. In addition, there is the opportunity to develop focused research projects examining Poquonnock River shellfish production (including oyster and soft-shell clam propagation); water quality/contamination issues; and impacts to eel grass from shellfish aquaculture operations. There may also be opportunities to work at the Noank Shellfish Cooperative on oyster spat production. Questions can be directed to Professor Stephen Jones at: firstname.lastname@example.org or for targeted research opportunities contact the Chair of the Shellfish Commission, Ed Martin at 860 445-0873.
UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program, Storrs, Farmington or Avery Point CT – The UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program pairs UConn students with University technology startup companies for mentored STEM or business summer research internships. TIP companies are pursuing R&D in biotechnology, engineering, chemistry, computer sciences, telecommunications and more, and internships can be in laboratory research or business development. The program will place interns in TIP startup companies at UConn’s Technology Incubators at Storrs, Farmington or Avery Point. Internships are 10 weeks long and interns receive a stipend of $3,200. The program is open to UConn undergraduate students and recent UConn graduates (within 6 months of graduation) who are Connecticut residents. All majors are considered including in STEM as well as business fields. The application deadline is Feb 24. Interns will be selected based on academic qualifications, research experience and interest. Academic components of the program include a seminar series and final research presentations. Support for the program is provided by TIP host companies and by UConn partners including the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, School of Engineering, School of Business, McNair Scholars Program with the Center for Academic Programs, UCHC Health Careers Opportunity Program, the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Career Development. For more details and information and to apply please see http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/uconn-tip/.
US Fish and Wildlife, Charlestown, RI – The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southern New England-New York Bight Coastal Program (SNEP) is one of 21 coastal programs nationally that facilitates local conservation strategies. The SNEP area covers coastal watersheds in 5 states with habitats ranging from shorelines to forest. The SNEP office has an opportunity for a student intern to work on projects to support our conservation partners. Potential projects include conducting surveys of New England Cottontail, assisting with Invasive Species inventories on partner lands, and assisting land trusts with development of habitat management plans. Contact: Sharon Marino (401) 364-9124/Email: email@example.com.
Wells Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm, ME – (Paid and Unpaid Summer Research Internships) – The Wells Reserve offers excellent opportunities for students to learn and grow professionally and academically through a number internships that involve hands-on field and laboratory coastal science studies. Activities include a mixture of projects that focus on fish restoration, salt marsh geomorphology, water-quality monitoring, wading shore birds, marine and terrestrial invasive species, and early-successional habitat improvement. Please see below for more detailed project descriptions of what we’ll be working on in Summer. Paid Interns have a full-time, 10 week commitment from June 1-August 15. Unpaid Interns must sign a Volunteer Agreement with the Wells Reserve that outlines their time commitment (negotiable on an individual basis). Compensation for paid interns is $8 per hour, plus free (and optional) shared housing at Alheim Commons, the Wells Reserve’s on-site dormitory. Volunteer interns are not paid, but are also eligible for free housing at Alheim Commons with at least a 20 hour per week commitment. To apply send a resume, cover letter that details your qualifications, skills and interests and indicates whether you are applying for a paid or unpaid internship, and contact information for two references, in one document (pdf preferred) to: Kristin Wilson, Research Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please put “Summer 2014 Research Internship” as the subject line of your email.
White Gate Farm, East Lyme CT – White Gate Farm is a diverse certified organic farm in East Lyme, Connecticut. We are looking for interns from May 1st through October 1st. White Gate Farm is located on a picturesque 100-acre property, previously a dairy farm, on Pattagansett Lake. We farm 3 acres of the property and are looking into ways of expanding. We sell our produce at a bi-weekly farmstand right here on the farm as well as to many local restaurants and food distributors. Customers who come to the farm to buy our produce have come to cherish the farm as a welcoming place to bring children, gaze at our animals, stroll along the stone walls and generally enjoy the wholesome atmosphere. We seek diligent hard working interns with a sincere interest in sustainable agriculture. Interns will join the farm staff in many daily activities including: seeding, thinning, planting, weeding, pest control, harvesting, and retail. Interns will work in the fields as well as in the greenhouses. A tolerance of exposure to all kinds of weather is an advantage. Living quarters with a full kitchen will be provided as well as a small stipend. Experience is welcome but not required. Spanish language skills are a plus. To apply: email@example.com.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Internship Program, Washington DC – The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ interns work on a number of issue portfolios such as climate change, land conservation, clean water, green jobs, environmental justice, NEPA, clean energy, and ocean and coastal affairs. The CEQ internship program is designed to give students an unparalleled introduction to the Federal Government’s role in clean energy and environment decision-making. In addition, interns can gain experience in communications and media relations, legislative affairs, and policy outreach. Interns are given a wide range of assignments including conducting research, attending meetings, managing incoming inquiries, and writing memos on a variety of environmental issues. We are seeking talented, hard-working students interested in using public policy to improve our nation. Candidates must have: The ability to handle the inherent pressure that accompanies working within the Executive Office of the President; the capability to work within a team-based environment, think quickly, and posses problem-solving skills; excellent communications skills and computer literacy; relevant classroom or practical experience; strong interest in environment, energy, and government issues and a strong desire to learn; a high level of motivation and enthusiasm. Most interns work a typical semester-based schedule; however a position may be customized based on applicant availability and project needs. CEQ will work with interns who are attempting to arrange credit with a college or university to help fulfill academic requirements. All internship positions are unpaid. Please apply online. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadlines: for a Spring Internship, please apply by November 1st; for a Summer Internship, please apply by March 1st; for a Fall Internship, please apply by July 1st.
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has a student volunteer program that offers undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to learn how science informs policies across a vast array of federal agencies and how science policy shapes the development of our Nation’s scientific enterprise. As you probably know, President Obama has recently established the United States’ first National Ocean Policy; thus, there is a novel opportunity for talented students to help formulate the initial stages of its implementation. If you know of energetic students in the ocean sciences or related fields who would be interested in such an experience, encourage them to explore this opportunity. More information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/internships.
Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program, Woods Hole, MA – The Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course and a six-to-ten week research project – all in the sea-side village of Woods Hole. Students may receive four hours of credit through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, or with approval, through their own home institution. Housing will be provided. Participating students will have their tuition covered and will receive a stipend, room and board, and a travel allowance, depending on availability of funding. PEP students study, conduct research, and receive training in their areas of interest, working in labs with leading researchers in marine and environmental sciences. PEP provides a first-hand introduction to emerging issues and real-world training in the research skills students need to advance in science, either as graduate students or bachelors-level working scientists. The PEP experience is intended to provide students with an entry into the Woods Hole science community, one of the most vibrant marine and environmental research communities in the world. For more information: https://www.woodsholediversity.org/about/