Jobs & Internships

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Girls in Science Fellowship

Earthwatch Institute, Woods Hole Sea Grant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Current sophomore and junior women from Massachusetts high school are eligible. There will be two sessions will be offered: August 7–13, 2022 and August 14–20, 2022*

This program is offered at no cost to the fellows. Food, travel, and accommodations will be provided

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Summer Education Interns

The Center for Coastal Studies

2022 Educational Programs Internship

The Center for Coastal Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine. CCS has been conducting research and marine and coastal educational programs on Cape Cod for 42 years.

Education Responsibilities-Intern/s will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS’s signature summer week of events: Whale Week: A Celebration of the Sea, and Whale Camp. Interns will assist in staffing the Center’s SEASpace Marine Discovery Center, and beach pop-up tents; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine animals (especially whales, seals and sharks) and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties. Interns must have their own transportation, and housing is not provided. A small stipend is provided.

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Research Associate

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/MA Department of Conservation & Recreation

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways. The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a partnership between DCR and NOAA which operates to fulfill both state and federal goals of coastal natural resource protection through scientific research, environmental education and resource management.

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Stewardship Coordinator

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/MA Department of Conservation & Recreation

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways. The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a partnership between DCR and NOAA which operates to fulfill both state and federal goals of coastal natural resource protection through scientific research, environmental education and resource management.

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2022 Summer Science Internships and Field Crew Leader

Great Pond Foundation

Great Pond Foundation (GPF), a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting coastal ponds, is seeking seasonal staff to assist with the Ecosystem Monitoring Program. GPF is committed to scientific data collection, much of which involves assessing water quality and biodiversity in Edgartown Great Pond and Chilmark Pond, as well as other similar coastal ponds on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. In addition to the Water Quality Monitoring Program, seasonal staff will help with the Biodiversity Monitoring Program and the MV CYANO cyanobacteria monitoring program. GPF has two openings for college students for the Summer Science Internship, and one opening for a 6-month Field Crew Leader position.

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Assistant Coordinator – Baywatchers Monitoring Program

Buzzards Bay Coalition

The Assistant Coordinator supports the organization’s objectives of developing watershed residents into Bay stewards and understanding the Buzzards Bay ecosystem and its response to human-related impacts in order to guide restoration and protection. The Assistant Coordinator supports a long-term, water quality monitoring program to gather high quality scientific data to support conservation, restoration, and protection of our water resources.

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for helping to coordinate the bay-wide, volunteer Baywatchers Monitoring Program and additional watershed natural resource monitoring programs (stream flow, anadromous fish, etc.). The Assistant Coordinator position is a combination of fieldwork, lab work, working with citizen volunteers, and data entry.

This part-time, seasonal position is from May to August and reports directly to the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Director of Monitoring Programs. The schedule is variable and averages 25 hours per week for this position. The Assistant Coordinator will be required to comply with the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s COVID safety protocols, vaccinations and including wearing face masks in shared spaces and limiting in-person interactions. As such, successful applicants will need access to a home computer for data entry if needed.

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Summer Staff 2022 Girls Science + Nature Camp season (5)

The Penikese Island School

The Penikese Island School seeks five enthusiastic summer staff members.

Camp sessions will run from July 11 - August 20. Our goal with these camps is to build the confidence of middle-school girls in the sciences by providing them with role models of women in STEM in an effort to help end gender imbalance in the sciences. We are hosting 6 week-long, residential camp sessions on the remote island of Penikese, located 15 miles off Cape Cod. Throughout the week, campers will explore the island, engage with guest scientists and artists for STEAM activities, play games, and have fun.

These are full-time, temporary positions [July 5, 2022 - August 20, 2022]

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Summer Program Director

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

The Young Mariner Program summer camp participants attend four, half day sessions (either morning or afternoon). Each session consists of twelve (12) kids that spend half of their time on the water and half their time at the Museum. The program runs for nine (9) weeks from June 27, 2022, to August 22, 2022. This program may be expanded to five days.

The Program has capacity for 24 kids per week or a total capacity of 216 kids. The Museum aspires to offer at least 50% of these slots on a tuition-free (scholarship) basis.

Summer 2021 staff consisted of a Program Director who acted as the onboard educator, ADVENTURE boat captain, two shoreside assistant educators and a part time SARAH boat captain. We expect to determine the summer final levels in conjunction with input from the new Program Director.

It is expected that the Program Director will spend the majority of class time as the onboard educator aboard ADVENTURE.

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Blue Economy Paid Internships at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory

Open to students attending Massachusetts public high schools, community colleges, or state colleges and universities. The Blue Economy Internship Program (BEIP) at the MBL offers paid, experiential learning opportunities for students attending Massachusetts public schools looking to build their professional experience, skills, and knowledge related to the life sciences, technology, and the Blue Economy. The MBL is seeking applicants to fill internship opportunities in research, microscopy, environmental health and safety, administration, and more! Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

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Climate Resiliency Coordinator

Marine Biological Laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory is sponsoring an internship in their Blue Economy Internship Program for a Climate Resiliency Coordinator to support MBL/WHOI/NOAA’s ResilientWoodsHole Initiative and associated Steering Committee.

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STEM Social Media Marketing "INSTERN"

Cape Cod Regional STEM Network

The Cape Cod Regional STEM Network and STEM Starter Academy are seeking a marketing wizard to help us promote our amazing STEM programs and jazz up our Instagram, Facebook, and other social media feeds. The ideal candidate will be creative, responsible, a good team player, strong communicator, able to work independently, collaborative, and kind. Ideal for a self-starter able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. This is a 10 hour a week position, during the academic year. Available to Cape Cod Community College students eligible through the work study program. Send resume to bburger@capecod.edu.

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Teacher Naturalist

Mass Audubon Cape Cod

Mass Audubon Cape Cod encompasses six wildlife sanctuaries including two nature centers in Barnstable and Wellfleet and teaches extensive school, public and camp education programs. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Teacher Naturalist to join our year-round staff of 6 full time educators. The Teacher Naturalist (TN) position will work closely with members of the school and camp programs team to provide youth programing across the Cape Region.

During the school year, the TN will work with the school programs team to deliver Mass Audubon preK-12 programming. This work will take place inside classrooms, online in remote classrooms and outside at our sanctuaries and other conservation areas including the salt marsh, tidal flats, and forest habitats.

The TN will also support the Day Camp Director year-round in administrative tasks leading up to the summer season and will then provide in person support at the Wellfleet Bay Day Camp (or other satellite camps in the future) as the Assistant Camp Director.

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