Laboratory/Field Technician & Program Assistant Internships [Summer '19]

This listing describes two internship positions.
Intern collecting water samples in a boat

Are you a UNH undergraduate enrolled in a degree program in a life science/natural resource related field? Are you looking for valuable hands-on work experience? The New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP) is hiring interns for summer 2019. For more information, see the two different opportunities posted below. 

Laboratory/Field Technician

Project Overview: We are seeking a laboratory/field technician in support of the New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP), a volunteer water quality monitoring program that works with local residents who assist in the collection of water quality samples on their respective lakes and stream networks. The collected data are used to track long-term water quality trends and to identify threats to the water bodies where educational and remedial efforts should be targeted.

Learn More About the LLMP:http://bit.ly/LakeVols

The intern selected to assist with this project will:

  • Work collaboratively with fellow interns & volunteer monitors
  • Collect water samples from New Hampshire Lakes and streams
  • Collect GPS coordinates both on-site and using digitized maps
  • Perform analyses at the LLMP laboratory at UNH
  • Compile data onto field and laboratory datasheets
  • Enter records onto database files
  • Follow established standard operating procedures

Who Should Apply? UNH undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in a life science/natural resource related field. Position may fulfill degree requirements for practicum or internships (by special arrangement).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Background in natural resources, freshwater biology, ecology or similar fields
  • Excellent communication skills – oral, written and ability to work independently and in a team setting

Internship Duration: May 22 – August 23, 2019 @ 40 hrs/week (14 weeks)

Project Sponsor:  UNH Cooperative Extension

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019. 

To Apply: Visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/login (requires creation of Handshake account)

 

Laboratory/Field Technician & Program Assistant

Project Overview: This internship will have dual responsibilities working as a laboratory/field technician, and as a program assistant with a focus on social media and web content. The New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP) is a volunteer water quality monitoring program that works with local residents who assist in the collection of water quality samples on their respective lakes and stream networks. The intern in this position will rotate between the two roles on as needed basis throughout the entirety of the summer.

Learn More About the LLMP: http://bit.ly/LakeVols

Laboratory/Field Technician Responsibilities & Duties: Work will take place in the lab and in the field throughout the duration of the summer, in conjunction with duties of the program assistant.

  • Work collaboratively with fellow interns & volunteer monitors
  • Collect water samples from New Hampshire Lakes & streams
  • Collect GPS coordinates both on-site and using digitized maps
  • Perform analyses at the LLMP laboratory at UNH
  • Compile data onto field and laboratory datasheets
  • Enter records onto database files
  • Follow established standard operating procedures

Program Assistant Responsibilities & Duties: The first half of the summer will focus on helping to plan the LLMP’s 40th anniversary event in June. Following the conclusion of the event, the primary focus will be on expanding our social media output and updating our web content.

  • Plan and coordinate event details such as decor, catering, logistical support, invitee list, special guests, pre- and on-site registration, equipment, and promotional materials for the LLMP’s 40th Anniversary event
  • Create name tags, agendas, informational graphics, and posters
  • Live tweeting and posting on Instagram during the event
  • Assist with the set-up and breakdown of the event
  • Social media content creation, including writing web blog posts, stories, and articles
  • Photograph volunteers and other interns collecting samples in the field, and processing samples in the lab

Who Should Apply? UNH undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in a life science/natural resource related field. Position may fulfill degree requirements for practicum or internships (by special arrangement). Work-study is preferred but not required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Background or interests in natural resources, freshwater biology, ecology, communications, web design and/or marketing or related fields
  • Excellent communication skills – oral, written and ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Organizational skills and the ability to manage diverse tasks

Internship Duration:  May 22 – No later than August 23 | 36 – 40 hrs/week | 10 – 14 weeks

Project Sponsor:  UNH Cooperative Extension

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019. 

To Apply: Visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/login (requires creation of Handshake account)

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