Position Title: Peconic Estuary Program Internship: Horseshoe Crab Monitoring
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, 423 Griffing Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901
Position Summary: The Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) is an innovative partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizen and environmental groups, businesses and industries, and academic institutions charged with carrying out the goals of improved water quality and ecosystem health as outlined in PEP’s Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan.
The intern is responsible to assist with the collection of scientific data on annual horseshoe crab spawning surveys that occur 12-15 times between 10:30pm-2:30am depending on high tide in May and June. The intern will be surveying multiple locations across Long Island’s east end with the potential to extend into July depending on Horseshoe Crab spawning season length. The intern will also be responsible for leading multiple monitoring volunteer events at PEP’s hosted site in Hampton Bays. The ideal candidate will have some marine biology background, and can properly handle live animals.
The position will be based out of Hampton Bays, NY and Yaphank, NY. The majority of the work will be outdoors at night in potentially adverse weather conditions. Some in office work will require flexibility regarding time of day/evening. This opportunity will be approximately 20 hours every other week during new and full moon cycles and 5 hours per week on alternate weeks; occasional weekends and orientation will be required. A reliable source of transportation is necessary. This is a non-paid internship.
Please send resume and cover letter to Lauren Scheer firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 25, 2019.
Last updated February 25, 2019