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Hudson River Research & Monitoring Seasonal Intern

Seeking a dynamic seasonal intern to assist with research and monitoring initiatives on the Hudson River during the summer of 2024. This intern will work alongside the research team in the field and laboratory while building a valuable early-career environmental skillset.

This intern will assist in conducting long-term research and monitoring on Estuary habitats, including freshwater tidal emergent marshes and beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). The intern will:

  • Provide support with calibration, deployment, and maintenance of data loggers.
  • Collection of water samples and field data.
  • Support wet chemistry procedures in the lab, including vacuum filtration, sample preparation, chemical analysis, and preparation of standards, chemicals, and reagents.

For all tasks, ample training will be provided. 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 ability to physically navigate natural and aquatic environments and lift up to 50lbs would be required. 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.

The anticipated hourly payrate is $19. This internship supports the 2024 field season, with a start date no earlier than April 1, 2024, and an end date no later than December 29, 2024, and is based out of Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, NY. Duties will be performed in office, lab and field settings. A driver’s license and access to own transportation are required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to by March 17, 2024. Please reference #24-HRNERR-002 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled. A full position description and benefits listing may be viewed at:

Who We Are
NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. HRNERR is a program partner of NEIWPCC.

NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment
NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: