Internships offered for the Summer Semester
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Internships offered for the Summer Semester
Internships at the Aquarium offer college students, recent college graduates and career changers experience in areas ranging from veterinary services and animal husbandry to communications and program and exhibit development.
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Ceres hires a combination of undergraduate and graduate students, and that is often dictated by the projects we are managing. There are three times throughout the year when we solicit applications from potential interns.
Each August, Ceres looks for candidate who would like to intern in our office, in one of our program areas, from September through mid-December. During the fall session, interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. (This is adapted to work with class or other work schedules.) The pay rate is $12.00 an hour. We generally hire about 6-8 individuals.
Each December through early January, Ceres searches for individuals to intern in our office, from mid-January through mid-May. Again, these interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. The pay rate is $12.00 an hour. During this time, we also hire about 6-8 individuals.
Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June and July, and runs for an 8-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. We pay a stipend of $3300 for the eight weeks and provide a pass on the MBTA systems for June and July. We typically hire 8-10 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
Should you be interested in working as an intern at Ceres, please apply during the times noted, and provide us with a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. You may send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of your message, please note if you are applying for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or the Summer Intern Program.
Annually, Wild Care admits between 900 and 1400 animals, native to Cape Cod, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts for rehabilitation and orphan rearing. Interns receive training and gain experience in rehabilitation techniques, volunteer management, and public education, from staff and veterinarians volunteering their services.
Wild Care accepts interns for the spring, summer, and fall of each year. Maximum length of an internship is negotiable, contingent on performance, and is at the discretion of the Director. At this time we are only reviewing applicants prepared to make a minimum commitment of eight weeks.
Interns work under the direct supervision of the licensed staff and in cooperation with the Director and other volunteers. The extent of a student’s experience depends on the type of situations presented by the animals admitted, and the comfort level of the intern.
What type of work do rehabilitators do? (As defined by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association)
“The work that rehabilitators perform varies considerably. There is no typical description. Paid positions may involve some or all of the following: feeding baby mammals or birds, assisting with fluid therapy and bandaging, supervising volunteers, providing public presentations about animals and the environment, cleaning cages, maintaining data bases on animals and /or members, fundraising, capturing and transporting injured wild animals, talking with concerned citizens regarding animal and environmental related situations and more. Some people may consider the routine animal care repetitive and boring. Some may get discouraged by callers who do not share our concern and respect for wildlife or who do not believe our advice is the best for the animal. Some may not be able to handle emotional situations of the death and suffering seen in wild animals. There are many challenges.”
There are many rewards in wildlife rehabilitation: helping wildlife, relieving suffering, working with people having similar interests and concerns, encouraging people to re-connect with nature through respect and understanding, responding to and relieving the concern of the public, and taking joy in releasing animals back to the natural world.
Eligibility & Selection Process:
-Student must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a related field of study, or have graduated within the past two years.
-Student must be available to work five days per week for a minimum 40 hours a week. Due to the nature of the work, these hours are subject to change.
-The application selection process is competitive and we select candidates based on their academic background, CV, Essay and Interview. Extensions of the duration of individual internships will be considered, based on individual performance and is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
-Tetanus immunization must be current. Rabies immunization is strongly recommended, especially during baby mammal seasons (spring and fall). For those not immunized against rabies, handling of mammals at Wild Care will be kept at a minimum and to non-vector species. Proof of tetanus immunization must be provided prior to commencement of internship.
1) Serve as a member of the medical and rehabilitative team.
2) Maintain and prepare species and age-appropriate housing, aviaries, and cages.
3) Prepare species-specific nutritional diets and feeding regimens.
4) Participate and assist in the admission, triage and assessment of wildlife arriving at Wild Care.
5) Participate and assist in the planning and delivery of wildlife rescues and releases.
6) Maintain and assist with the general maintenance, grounds and life support systems of the center.
7) *Work closely with the volunteers in the Baby Bird Program, effectively organizing volunteers and delegating tasks (spring/summer months only).
8) Participate in the treatment and routine examination of wildlife patients.
9) Research local wildlife natural history, behaviors, habits and habitat.
10) Learn to identify seasonal native wildlife in juvenile and adult forms.
11) Participate, develop and assist in humane education outreach programs.
12) Document and assist in record-keeping and database management for research
13) Disseminate important information to the general public about local wildlife through our wildlife rehabilitation hotline and in person.
14) Research and develop potential non-evasive projects either in-situ or ex-situ for the conservation of local species at the discretion of the executive director.
Wild Care will, whenever possible, work within the student’s curriculum in conjunction with college personnel to develop research projects. However, in all aspects our first commitment is to the safety, welfare and dignity of our patients.
Please download the Description & Application for the Internship Program from the link below.
If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in an internship position, please feel free to email your application to email@example.com with your completed application, or by mail, c/o the Internship Coordinator. Submission of applications via email (rather than snail mail) is strongly recommended.
Interns committing to a 40 to 50 hour work-week will receive a weekly stipend of $100.00.
Finding affordable summer housing on Cape Cod is difficult given the seasonal tourism industry, but whenever possible Wild Care has arranged for housing for applicants not living in the Cape Cod area. The competitive pool for students in need of housing is much larger than the pool of applicants with their own housing, so in the past we have secured housing for interns or provided a living stipend. At present we are only able to offer housing to summer internship applicants. Interns with the means to aquire their own housing on the Cape (all seasons) are encouraged to do so. All applicants must have their own vehicle for transportation.
The position reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Landscape Administrator for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Background in urban forestry, horticulture, or environmental studies. Some supervisory experience working with volunteers highly desirable Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture, Forestry or Environmental Studies strongly preferred. Ability to identify common tree species. Ability to work independently. Strong communication and writing skills. Excellent interpersonal skills
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling. Exposure to all weather conditions. Work outside for extended periods of time. Ride a bike for several miles a day. Pre-employment Physical Examination may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
To Apply: Submit your resume and letter of interest via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes will begin 05/31/13.
Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) is seeking a graduate-level intern to assist with the upcoming Rapid Assessment Survey (RAS) for marine invasive species and to support efforts of the Aquatic Invasive Species Program: http://www/mass.gov/czm/invasives/index.htm
The MIS Intern will:
• Provide logistical support prior to, during, and after the 2013 Rapid Assessment Survey (RAS) for marine invasive species.
• Collect and compile species and water quality data records from the 2013 RAS into a master spreadsheet.
• Collect ancillary data on site locations, descriptions, species, life histories, and other background information for the 2013 RAS written report.
• Use ancillary data on site locations, descriptions, species, life histories, other background information, and species lists for each site to create a draft of the 2013 RAS written report.
• Provide logistical support on other Aquatic Invasive Species Program tasks as necessary
This position is located primarily in Boston with some fieldwork/travel (average 15 hours a week, with one full time week in August during the survey). Anticipated start date of internternship is July 7, 2013 with an end date January 4, 2014. Experience with fieldwork and knowledge of the marine species of the northwest Atlantic is preferred, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program or be recent graduates.
Compensation: $13-$16 /hr commesurate with experience
1. Computing experience, including familiarly with MS Office applications.
2. Ability to work outside in inclement weather and rough terrain, during irregular hours at times.
3. Familiarity with field work and marine species of the North Atlantic.
4. Technical writing experience.
5. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
To learn more about MA Coastal Zone Management go to www.mass.gov/envir and click on the MA Coastal Zone Management link.
To Apply: Visit Mass.gov human resources division and create a profile. The posting ID for this position is J35877. Application deadline: 6/5/13
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health seeks four undergrad or graduate student interns to assist with various assignments in environmental health programs within the Bureau for Environmental Health. Interns will assist in research efforts (e.g., evaluation, disease surveillance activities) being conducted in environmental health program in the Bureau. This is a full-time, temporary position.
Duties may consist of but not limited to:
collecting health or environmental data, data entry, environmental public health tracking related tasks, data cleaning, data base management, clinical coordination or research tasks, statistical analysis, health survey administration, programmatic phone coverage, report writing, graphics and literature searches.
1. Researches request for information.
2. Build and maintain relationships with community organizations, and learn to interview, research, and support the programs.
3. Create written reports that clearly and accurately describe survey findings.
4. Data entry, copying, and filing within the department.
5. Answering phones.
Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in university in courses related to Public Health.
Salary/Wage: $11.00 to $17.00 per hour depending on qualifications. Possibility of renewals contingent on performance and funding.
Evaluation of applicants will be based on minimum qualifications stated above, resume and interview results. Please apply by 6/7/2013.
How To Apply:
Any person interested in providing the following contracted services should email or send a resume to the attention of: Marianne.McVarish@state.ma.us or
Bureau for Environmental Health
250 Washington Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02108
The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
This intern will assist in data collection and analysis in preparation for the publication of the next edition of Losing Ground, Mass Audubon’s acclaimed report that documents land-use trends across the Commonwealth and the impacts of development on the nature of Massachusetts.
Specifically, this intern will assist in the compiling and analyzing of planning and zoning practices of communities in the ‘Sprawl Frontier’, helping us create an up-to-date understanding of which communities utilize various sustainable planning and zoning tools, and which do not.
Qualifications: Planning and sustainable development education and training and/or equivalent professional work. General knowledge of MA zoning and land use law framework preferred.
Dates of Internship: Now through August 2013.
Required Hours: 10-16 hours per week.
To inquire about this position: Email resume and cover letter to Stephanie Elson at:
Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) is offering exciting internship positions that focus on a variety of watershed protection tasks. (See www.charlesriver.org/projects.html for more information on current projects). Intern’s responsibilities may include water quality monitoring, field work, sample bottle preparation, data entry and analysis, administrative tasks, science and/or internet research, and other related work. All internships are unpaid but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate these unpaid positions with their school programs to receive college credit. Internship schedules are flexible within normal business hours. The internship requires a commitment of at least 16 hours per week. Preference is given to candidates who are able to make at least a three month commitment.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Wood at CRWA. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Part-time Summer position at dynamic Environmental non-profit. Mystic River Watershed Association (www.mysticriver.org) located in Arlington, MA is a small but influential non-profit advocating for River stewardship and better water quality throughout the watershed. Come join us for the summer and learn how to run a small non-profit office to best inform and engage new members and donors.
You will work with our team of volunteers and staff to assume responsibilities for general office administration including purchasing, handling incoming phone calls and maintaining paper & e-files. You will also provide administrative support to Water Quality Director, Outreach Coordinator and Executive Director.
Regular work hours are Monday through Friday 9-2pm beginning 6/3/13 with some possible additional hours over weekend or evening. This position is located at 20 Academy Street, Arlington, Massachusetts, 02476, United States
Compensation is $16-18/hr
Basic skills needed: familiarity with web searching, excel, word, calendar management and basic bookkeeping. Ideal candidates will also have skills in timesheet software, HTML, Filemaker, Giftworks and Google Apps.
Please send your resume and statement of interest to email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Only local applicants will be considered.
The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) is seeking two Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Summer Interns to assist with a variety of GIS related tasks primarily associated with the Statewide Broadband Availability Mapping project. The GIS Summer Interns will work closely with MBI GIS staff to collect, verify, integrate, analyze and map broadband availability, infrastructure and adoption information. Specific activities may include assisting with the following:
• Using ArcGIS 10.1 to create maps of broadband availability, broadband adoption and related topics to be posted on the MBI web site or support stakeholder meetings.
• Facilitating broadband availability data evaluation and verification through data gathering, data comparison and Internet research.
• Using ArcGIS analysis tools to identify and characterize undeserved and low broadband adoption areas.
• Creating, editing and documenting ArcGIS models or python scripts to automate GIS tasks for data integration validation and analysis.
• Performing additional tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the MBI Director or GIS Manager.
Graduate school student majoring in Geographic Information Systems or related field. Excellent communication, organizational and technical skills are required along with previous experience working in an office setting on GIS tasks. Demonstrated experience in ArcGIS data development and map design required, python scripting a plus.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward a resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fax a resume to 508-366-7838 or mail to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, 75 North Drive, Westborough, MA 01581-3340, Attn: MBI GIS Intern
This paid summer internship is available between May and August of 2013 at our Westborough campus. Please indicate your preferred length of internship/dates available in your cover letter.