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Coastal Projects Intern — Delmont, NJ

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Job Title:  Coastal Projects Intern

Location: Delmont, NJ

Hours and Compensation: Full Time (for 6 months) @ $12/hour (Housing is available)

Application Deadline: 10/8/12

Position Dates: not specified (6 month duration)

Posted On: 9/14/12

Organization Overview

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.


The Coastal Projects Intern will contribute to applied coastal and marine research and restoration efforts, with a focus on shellfish restoration and shoreline stabilization projects.  The position will primarily involve supporting project implementation and development.  Other responsibilities will comprise a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, literature research, data entry, and communication with local residents.  The intern will be exposed to a range of opportunities during the course of the position duration.  These may include GIS analyses, learning about conservation of large landscapes, and gaining exposure to a global conservation organization.  The position will be based at The Nature Conservancy’s New Jersey Delaware Bayshores office, located in Delmont, New Jersey.


  • Assist in the permitting, project design, and monitoring of an oyster reef restoration project.
  • Assist with GIS and field-based shoreline assessments.
  • Assist with the development of a coastal adaptation plan for a local municipality.


  • Associate’s degree in natural resources, environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months of experience.
  • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.
  • Experience performing administrative duties emphasizing detail-oriented and numerical tasks.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Experience working and communicating with a diverse group of people


  • Associate’s degree in natural resources, environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months to 1 year of experience.
  • Coordinating information from multiple sources into databases including data entry and report production.
  • Completing tasks independently within assigned timeframes.
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

How to Apply

To apply to position number 40377, submit resume and cover letter as one document.  All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 8, 2012.

Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position.

You must click “submit” to apply for the position. You may select “save for later” if you prefer to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

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