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Riverways RIFLS Volunteer

by Ann Greaney-Williams on May 8, 2012

The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) seeks a volunteer intern for DER’s on-going River Instream Flow Stewards (RIFLS) program. The intern will work at least two days per week throughout the summer months (exact dates flexible), gaining both field and office experience.
-Specific field duties will likely include measuring streamflow, surveying stream gages, and installing new stream gages.
-In-office administrative tasks may include data entry and analysis and organizing information (e.g., photos, GIS data, discharge data, other site information).
The intern will also, though less frequently, be asked to provide office and/or field support for DER’s Physical Restoration program. Exact duties may vary depending on intern interests and abilities and on program needs. DER staff will provide training and supervision for all work.
The ideal intern will have some experience in hydrology, aquatic ecology, and/or field science, and an interest in learning more about streamflow gaging, measurement, and analysis; volunteer monitoring programs; and/or state environmental agency work.
Field work will be carried out in a range of weather conditions including heat, rain, and cold. Footing may be uneven. Biting insects and poison ivy may be present.
Laila Parker is the primary staff contact ( For more information about the RIFLS program, see

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