Saturday, April 9, 2016

PAID - Salt Marsh Intern

Buzzards Bay (New Bedford, MA)

The Buzzards Bay Coalition, in partnership with the MarineBiological Laboratory Ecosystems Center (MBL), the Westport Fishermen’s Association, and the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, is seeking a Salt Marsh Intern for summer 2016 to examine rapid salt marsh loss in the Westport Rivers.

With guidance from project partners, the Salt Marsh Intern will perform the core elements of a three-part project: develop a historical timeline of salt mash loss and upland land used changes based on aerial imagery, execute a field sampling plan, and perform laboratory analysis of the samples collected. This full-time, temporary position will employed by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and report directly to Linda Deegan, and Christopher Neill, Scientists at the MBL, while working closely with project partners.

The Salt Marsh Intern will have a desk at the Buzzards Bay Center in New Bedford but will also spend significant time in the field in Westport and at the MBL lab facilities in Woods Hole. This is a full-time, temporary position for 8-10 weeks over the time period of June 10 to August 19, 2016.

The intern will be compensated with a stipend of $500 per week with an option for subsidized housing. No health insurance or other benefits are available. More information available at  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Rachel Jakuba, Buzzards Bay Coalition Science Director at