Position Title: Peconic Estuary Program Internship: Terrapin 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 will be surveying multiple locations across Long Island’s east end from May through August to determine terrapin nest presence or absence, evaluate the accessibility of the locations, and analyze data to determine ideal monitoring sites for 2020. The intern will be responsible for leading multiple volunteer terrapin monitoring events.
The position will be based out of East Hampton, NY and Yaphank, NY. The majority of the work will be outdoors during the day in potentially adverse weather conditions. Some in office work will be required with hour flexibility. This opportunity will be approximately 15-20 hours per week and will be offered from May 1st through August 15th 2019; occasional weekends and orientation will be required. A reliable source of transportation is necessary. The ideal candidate will have some marine biology background, and can properly handle live animals. This is a non-paid internship.
Please send resume and cover letter to Lauren Scheer at email@example.com by Monday, March 25, 2019.
Last updated February 25, 2019