Aquaculture Intern, Huntington, NY

Aquaculture Intern, Huntington, NY

Position Summary:

In partnership with the Town of Huntington, Cornell Cooperative Extension has grown and planted over two million hard clams and oysters annually in the greater Huntington-Northport Bay complex. As an added educational component to this collaboration, high school and/or college students have the opportunity to partake in a paid internship. The program will allow students to learn about shellfish aquaculture techniques including grow-out procedures, measuring growth and survival rates, and monitoring environmental parameters such as water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and chlorophyll.

Required Qualifications:

  • Town of Huntington resident currently enrolled in High School or College.
  • Ability to follow instructions carefully.
  • Ability to work with others or alone with some supervision.
  • Knowledge of natural science, plant science, or marine science.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and handle heavy gear.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a science or marine science concentration program with a local High School.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: Non-exempt $15.12 per hour

Hour: Full-time 30-35 hours per week

Dates: July 5, 2022 – July 29, 2022 (Session 1)

August 1, 2022 – August 26, 2022 (Session 2)

Application End Date: May 27, 2022 - Applications received after this date may not be given full consideration.

The paid internships will be offered in two four-week sessions from July 5th through July 29th and from August 1st through August 26th; the positions are full-time 30-35 hours per week. An orientation may be required prior to the start of the position.Depending on timing, this orientation may be virtual or held at the Riverhead or Huntington office.


Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  • Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application.Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.


No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions.If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated April 7, 2022