Summer 2018 Internships with the Coastal Research Volunteers

Three individuals participate in ecological field work along with a Sea Grant staff member. One writes on a clipboard, one holds a water sample, and one carries a large net. They are all wearing raincoats working in a salt marsh on a cloudy day.

Are you interested in improving the health of New Hampshire's coastline through coastal science and management? The UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Sea Grant are seeking two highly motivated college students for paid internships with the Coastal Research Volunteers program in summer 2018.

Both interns will gain experience with a variety of coastal field work and science communication techniques, and each intern will complete an individualized research or management project related to coastal resilience. View the full announcements for our Healthy Coastal Ecosystems NH Sea Grant Doyle Fellowship and our UNH Cooperative Extension Coastal Resilience Internship, and review a brief position description and application details for each internship below.

Healthy Coastal Ecosystems NH Sea Grant Doyle Fellowship

Description: The Doyle Fellowship intern will work with mentors to develop and implement a research study to evaluate the success of completed dune restoration activities along the New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts coastline. The intern will gain meaningful experience in research study design, coastal monitoring fieldwork, and science communication. The intern will also have the opportunity to gain experience in additional field-based projects and volunteer management, according to her/his interests.

Requirements: Ability to work independently and in a team setting; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; students must supply their own transportation to the UNH Sea Grant office in Lee, NH, and to field sites as necessary.

Timing and Funding: The internship spans an eight- to ten-week period in summer 2018 (the exact timing is flexible). The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $10 per hour and will be expected to work approximately 300 hours during the course of the internship (for an eight-week internship this comes out to approximately 38 hours per week; for a ten-week internshp this comes out to approximately 30 hours per week; exact allocation of time is flexible).

How to Apply: Students interested in the Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Doyle Fellowship must submit a two-page statement of interest, resume, and recommendation from a faculty member or advisor. The statement of interest should specify that the student is interested in the "Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Program Area," as the Doyle Fellowship program offers internships in multiple program areas per summer (learn more here). It should also express the applicant's prior experience in environmental science and stewardship, the student's particular goals for the internship, and any other information relevant to the applicant's interest in the fellowship.

Materials can be submitted electronically to nh.seagrant@unh.edu or via mail to:

New Hampshire Sea Grant Director's Office, Morse Hall, Suite 113, 8 College Road, Durham, N.H. 03824

Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2018.

Questions? If you have any questions about this internship, please direct them to Caitlin Mandeville at caitlin.mandeville@unh.edu or 603.862.6707.

UNH Cooperative Extension Coastal Resilience Internship

Description: The Coastal Resilience Intern will work with mentors on multiple coastal resilience projects. The primary project will involve communicating with coastal resource managers to connect coastal science data with management needs and developing materials to communicate project results with resource managers, stakeholders, and project volunteers. The intern will also gain field experience in a wide variety of coastal science and stewardship techniques and assist with data collection and voluteer management for several coastal citizen science projects, including beach profile monitoring and sand dune restoration. For more information, please view the full position description.

Requirements: Ability to work independently and in a team setting; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; students must supply their own transportation to the UNH Sea Grant office in Lee, NH, and to field sites as necessary.

Timing and Funding: The internship spans an eight- to ten-week period in summer 2018 (the exact timing is flexible). The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $10 per hour and will be expected to work approximately 300 hours during the course of the internship (for an eight-week internship this comes out to approximately 38 hours per week; for a ten-week internshp this comes out to approximately 30 hours per week; exact allocation of time is flexible).

How to Apply: Students interested in the UNHCE Coastal Resilience Internship must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should express the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position and the student's particular goals for the internship.

Materials can be submitted electronically to:

Alyson Eberhardt, UNH Cooperative Extension/NH Sea Grant, alyson.eberhardt@unh.edu

Applications must be submitted by March 26, 2018. Interviews will be conducted the week of April 5.

Questions? If you have any questions about this internship, please direct them to Alyson Eberhardt at alyson.eberhardt@unh.edu or 603.862.6709.

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