Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Internship Opportunities

Every summer, the Peconic Estuary Program recruits several interns. Here you can learn more about the upcoming opportunities for the year! Please review each internship details for application deadlines. 

 

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Internship

2 positions available

The Peconic Estuary Program hosts the Hampton Bays site as part an Island-wide study to monitor horseshoe crab populations. This internship will require 12 nights of monitoring (3 nights every other week) from May-June to collect environmental and biological data and lead any volunteers that attend. Monitoring times are based on high tides and can vary between 10pm-2:30am. Data entry and analysis will be based in Riverhead with flexible times. The intern must be comfortable handling live animals.  For more information and directions on how to apply for the 2018 season, click here.

 

Terrapin Monitoring Internship

2 positions available

The intern will collect biological data from adult female terrapins during the nesting season from June-July and tag them before they are released. Nests will be protected from predators using excluder devices. The monitoring schedule is fixed and based on lunar cycles.  This internship is based in Sag Harbor.  For more information and directions on how to apply for the 2018 season, click here.

 

Communications Internship

1 position available, *open until filled*

The communications intern will help PEP manage and
develop social media strategies to gain followers, assist in creating a newsletter, write a blog entry for our website, and create a short video to be released during National Estuaries Week in September. This internship is based in Riverhead, frequent travel to east end towns is required.  For more information and directions on how to apply for the 2018 season, click here.

 

Bilingual Outreach Internship

1 position available, *open until filled*

The intern will translate existing outreach materials, help create new material, and attend outreach events to help educate the Spanish speaking community. Based in Riverhead, some travel to east end towns is required.  For more information and directions on how to apply for the 2018 season, click here.

 

GIS Internship

One position available

The intern will assist with PEP’s mapping needs, which includes identifying and mapping hardened shoreline structures around the Peconic Estuary, contributing to a new website page called the “State of the Estuary,” creating maps for outreach materials, and more.  For more information and directions on how to apply for the 2018 season, click here.

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