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Feb 17 / BARD CEP

Watershed Science Internship, Charles River Watershed Association – Massachusetts

Organization: Charles River Watershed Association

Position Title: Watershed Science Internships

Location: Weston, Massachusetts


Summer application period: March 1 – April 30

Summer internship period: June 1 – August 31

Fall application period: July 1 – August 15

Fall internship period: September 1 – December 31

Summer internships require a time commitment of 24 hrs/week

Description: Opportunities are currently available for watershed science internships with CRWA. CRWA’s internship program offers on the job training in a variety of field science and watershed management tasks. Areas of focus may differ depending on intern skills and interest, but may include support for field science projects, the annual Charles River Earth Day Cleanup, volunteer engagement, invasive plant management and removal, data management and analysis, and environmental advocacy.

All internships are unpaid, but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit

Internship schedules are flexible within normal business hours

The internship program requires a commitment of at least 16 hours per week

Interns work directly with CRWA staff and volunteers

See below for information on application and intern program timeline

Potential Skills Gained:

Learning about important water quality and environmental issues

Volunteer engagement, communications and event planning

Professional experience working with a small non-profit organization

Working with various types of water quality data

Watershed mapping and spatial data display

Grant and report writing

Field investigations of water quality issues and rain event run-off monitoring

Learn more about current CRWA projects


An interest in environmental and water quality issues

Willingness to learn and ability to work independently

A major or coursework in civil/environmental engineering, water resources, hydrology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field

Access to a car and a valid driver’s license is helpful

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

GIS experience

How to Apply: If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Dyer Wood.

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