The Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN) is seeking an unpaid intern to assist the organization with its science and water quality monitoring efforts. UOWN conducts quarterly monitoring events in which citizen-scientist volunteers collect water samples and conduct biological assessments. The intern would assist the UOWN Science chair in organizing the quarterly monitoring events, water sampling and water quality measurements, data management, and data presentation/dissemination of results.
• Preparing equipment and supplies for water quality monitoring events (one fall, 2 spring semester events)
• Attending quarterly monitoring events
• Data entry and data management
• Collect water samples, assist with collection/sorting of macroinvertebrates
• Assist with measuring nutrient concentrations from water samples
• Possible creation of informational documents about local water quality
• Possibility of GIS work
The ideal candidate will be a second to fourth year student with an interest in ecology, water quality, or environmental health or public health policy. The candidate must have excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience with Excel spreadsheets is desired. Access to a computer is preferred. The intern will report to a member of the UOWN board of directors.
The preferred candidate would be able to commit for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Previous experience in water quality sampling is preferred but not necessary. All necessary training will be provided.
This is an unpaid internship position. It is estimated that the internship will require an average of 3 hours of activity a week. Some weeks will require attending an evening meeting and work on the weekends (quarterly events take place on Saturday or Sunday) with activity up to ~ 8 hours.
Please submit your resume or curriculum vitae along with a short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.