History Research Assistant Sought

Research Assistant Internship
(Deadline for application: Dec 31, 2011)

Internship period: January 15 – June 1, 2012

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. As part of this effort, MyRWA is gathering information about the history of the Mystic River Watershed in both written and oral form. The goal of this work is to collect information to be included in a guide to the Mystic River, which may be an electronic and/or written guide. MyRWA is seeking a research assistant for this initiative, which would include performing research on local history (cultural and ecological) as well as conducting interviews. The intern would be responsible for identifying and contacting people and organizations with knowledge of the river, other key sources including town historical societies, museums (e.g. Middlesex Canal), birding groups, fishing people and groups, etc.

The intern will be supervised by MyRWA staff member Beth MacBlane and Professor Rick Beinecke of the Suffolk University Institute for Public Service.

Candidates must be 16 years of age or older. The candidate must be able to work independently.

Exact dates and hours can be flexible depending on the candidate. This is an unpaid position.

The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes. The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please send your resume to beth@mysticriver.org.

About MyRWA:
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is an environmental non-profit that works to protect and restore the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands. MyRWA has three water quality monitoring programs, a policy committee to address permits and developments within the 76 square mile watershed, and an active outreach committee that plans events and works to engage the public in our work.

For more information please visit www.mysticriver.org.