Marine Science University & Research Intern-Virginia

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Wallops Island, VA
Job Category
$250 stipend + room and board
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Gain valuable hands-on experience at a marine science field station while gaining knowledge in environmental education and sustainability, and building your leadership skills. University & Research (U&R) Interns are immersed in the daily operations of the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, conduct research, assist in conservation projects, and develop leadership skills as they support college students as resident advisors. Internships occur during our four summer sessions, beginning a week prior to and ending the week after the summer sessions. The intern will work three out of the four sessions and may attend a course during their session off, with the added benefit of no station fees for their class. For a more in depth job description, containing duties, please view this page:
Desired Qualifications: -By May 13th, 2018 must have a minimum of 60 college credits or be a recent graduate -Ability to work independently -Enjoy working with peers and being a leader -Responsible and able to be a role model to peers -Interest in fieldwork, field equipment, and aquaria -Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs -Ability to actively seek guidance and learn from mentors(staff, administrators, educators and peers) -Previous experience at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station valued but not required -Computer skills (Microsoft Office, database management, etc.) -Experience with or desire to learn water quality management, animal husbandry, and standards for maintenance of aquaria. Terms of service -Dates: May 14 - August 14, 2018. Interns will work approximately 40 hours a week (approximately 400 hours total) during three of the four summer sessions, with the one session that they are attending class free of intern responsibilities. Alternative options may be discussed if you are not interested in taking a course. -Housing will be provided as a shared suite in Salicornia Hall -Meals in the cafeteria will be complementary when the cafeteria is open -Stipend of $250 for the summer -Willing to work evenings and weekends -Report daily to U&R Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator Application Procedure Fill out the U&R Intern application form on our website (, including contact information for two references and adviser, as well as electronic attachment of cover letter, resume and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
Contact Person
Sarah Bartle - University & Research Coordinator
Contact Phone
(757) 824-5636 ext. 105
Contact eMail
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