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Summer Internship - Westport River Watershed Alliance

Westport MA

The Westport River Watershed Alliance is seeking two qualified candidates to fill our seasonal, summer internship positions. The positions are 30 hrs/week at a rate of $12 hr, from June until the middle of August (exact starting and ending dates flexible). The intern will work under the supervision of the Education Director, assisting with various projects. WRWA received a generous grant from BayCoast Bank to fund this position with understanding that applicants be enrolled as students at BCC or UMass Dartmouth.



Assist Education Director with school programs & field studies

Assist Education Director with Coastal Explorers Club, a science-based summer program for children ages 3-16 at the beach & river

Create materials for Watershed Education Program

Help prepare for River Day in June, and Summer Fundraiser in August

Assist with interpretive tours for the public

Participate in weekly water quality monitoring program on the Westport River

Assist with general administrative tasks and other projects as they arise


Personal Characteristics

Enthusiastic engagement with the mission and activities of the Westport River Watershed Alliance

Energy & enthusiasm to work with all ages


Professional Qualifications

Experience working with children of various ages

Basic knowledge of the natural sciences and or/marine ecology

Flexibility to work on a wide range of projects

Ability to work comfortably and effectively in a professional, organized manner

Experience with informal teaching in outdoor setting a plus


The internship is offered to an undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career in environmental science, environmental education or a related field. Some past interns have been able to receive college credit for the internship through arrangements with their university.


Interested Applicants

Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Shelli Costa, Education Director

Westport River Watershed Alliance

P.O. Box 3427

Westport, MA 02790

(508) 636-3016, fax (508) 636-8884

Posted February 9, 2018

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