Research & Monitoring Seasonal Intern
NEIWPCC and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR) are seeking a seasonal intern to provide field and laboratory assistance to the research team in support of the 2023 field season. This position may start as early as March 1, 2023 and end no later than December 29, 2023, with flexibility dependent on the chosen candidate.
The intern will assist in conducting long-term research and monitoring on Hudson River Estuary habitats, including freshwater tidal emergent marshes and beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). This will include assisting with the NERRS System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) and the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS). The intern will provide support with calibration, deployment, and maintenance of data loggers; collection of water samples and field data; and support wet chemistry procedures in the lab, including vacuum filtration, sample preparation, chemical analysis, and preparation of standards, chemicals, and reagents. The intern will also assist HRNERR staff undertaking restoration projects within the Hudson River Estuary. For all tasks, ample training will be provided, and the work will be performed alongside full-time staff. Responsibilities will be delegated with the goal of developing the intern’s skillsets and knowledge to provide a valuable, early-career experience.
The successful candidate will be familiar with water quality sampling and analytical procedures, with an ability to carefully follow rigorous protocols and a focus on safety. The candidate will be comfortable working in the field, physically capable of lifting up to 50 lbs., and able to swim. Experience operating off-road vehicles and small watercraft will be beneficial. Highly motivated individuals with knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical water quality indicators are encouraged to apply.
This is a seasonal internship based out of NYSDEC’s Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters at Norrie Point Environmental Center, Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580. Position requires frequent day trips throughout the Hudson River Estuary, occasionally working under adverse conditions in outdoor settings. Evening and weekend work may be required in order to collect and process samples. This position is not eligible for telework. A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation is required. COVID-19 vaccination required.
A full position description may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to jobs[at]neiwpcc.org by February 12, 2023. Please reference position #23-HRNERR-001 in the subject line.
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