Local recruitment: Stewardship & Restoration Seasonal Intern


Staatsburg, NY, USA 🇺🇸

NEIWPCC is seeking a seasonal intern to assist the Hudson River stewardship and restoration team in the field and office during the summer of 2023. This intern will gain experience in a variety of habitat restoration activities, including shoreline stabilization and invasive species management.

What You’ll Do
As an intern for NEIWPCC, you’ll work alongside full-time staff to assess, protect, manage, and restore priority Hudson River Estuary habitats, including shorelines, tidal wetlands, and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds. You will also help assess and map reserve habitats and natural resources and support water quality, sediment, vegetation, fish, and wildlife monitoring efforts. You will conduct outreach and help coordinate volunteer activities, assist with data entry and analysis, prepare environmental permit applications, coordinate with land management partners, and develop stewardship content and updates for the reserve website. You will also have the opportunity to assist other programs, including research, education, and estuary training. For all tasks, ample training will be provided. Responsibilities will be delegated with the goal of developing the intern’s skillsets and knowledge to provide a valuable, early-career experience.

What You Bring / Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. Ideally the candidate will have demonstrated interest in ecology, biology, or related field, and an interest in responsible management of upland and coastal resources while applying the best available science to maintain and restore healthy, productive, and resilient ecosystems. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to equality and inclusion, and the ability to respectfully engaging with a diverse team of collaborators is essential. Candidates must be comfortable working in the field, able to swim, and physically capable of lifting up to 50 lbs. Knowledge of boater safety and experience paddling canoes and kayaks will be beneficial. Highly motivated individuals with knowledge of the flora, fauna, and habitats of the Hudson River Valley are encouraged to apply.

This is a seasonal NEIWPCC internship based out of NYSDEC’s Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters at Norrie Point Environmental Center located in Staatsburg, NY. 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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

The Anticipated hourly payrate for this position is $15-$17.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 16, 2023. Please reference #23-HRNERR-002 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

A full position description and benefits listing may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers.

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. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states.

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: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development