The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition is proudly accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduate students pursuing environmental careers for its Dr. Marc J. Taylor Internship position.
This prestigious environmental student internship was established in 2013 in memory of PRWC’s co-founder, Dr. Taylor (1937-2012). Dr. Taylor was a medical doctor who, in his retirement, turned his keen intellect and calm demeanor toward fostering coalition-based solutions to benefit the local environment with a particular focus on protecting the Pomperaug River and Aquifer. In addition to stewarding environmental resources at the local, state, and national level, Dr. Taylor was also particularly eager to foster the same passion in those preparing to be the stewards of the future.
If you are an undergraduate student pursuing an environmental career, you may consider applying for this 10-week, full-time, paid internship position*. While internship activities vary from year to year, interns will engage in projects and programs that support PRWC’s work to protect water resources in the communities that are directly affected by the quantity and quality of water in the Pomperaug River and Aquifer as it relates to local drinking water supplies. PRWC focuses in three main areas - scientific research, education, and practical support through advocacy and advice - to make sure that the people who depend on this water supply understand the resource and take appropriate actions to preserve and protect it.
The ideal candidate will enjoy performing a mix of outdoor field work and office assignments, be comfortable interacting with residents of all ages, and possess strong written skills, strong organizational skills and a desire to learn on the job. Candidates should also be able to work independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with Excel, GPS and GIS, Adobe Creative Suite technologies will be considered a plus. Daily access to a personal vehicle is required (mileage reimbursement for non-commute, personal vehicle travel will be provided).
Interested candidates should email or mail the following application materials to the attention of PRWC’s Outreach Director:
A outlining your interest in the position and how it will benefit your career pursuits;
A describing your qualifications including education, past work, volunteer experiences, special talents, and any other relevant skills or experience.
Contact information for (e.g. professors, academic advisors, coaches, past employers, personal contacts other than family, etc.)
Please present us with your interest as soon as possible but no later than March 31, 2017 for consideration for the Dr. Marc J. Taylor Internship position. Residents of the PRWC communities may be given preference; PRWC is an equal opportunity employer.
Questions and applications should be directed to: Carol Haskins, PRWC Outreach Director, 39 Sherman Hill Road, Suite C-103, Woodbury CT 06798 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about PRWC, visit www.pomperaug.org.
*Wages for this internship position are dependent on the availability of funding for 2017. The start/finish dates for the 10-week position are flexible between May and August.
Additional unpaid internship opportunities are available throughout the year.
Photo caption: PRWC intern Dana Dessereaux of Woodbury created interpretive signage for our Cedarland Park River Bank Restoration project, engaged in the PRWC stream temperature monitoring program, recruited volunteers, participated in committee meetings and extended PRWC outreach programs at community events during her summer 2016 10 week internship.