Summer 2012 Paid Internship

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) seeks a motivated, well-organized intern to assist in organizing an effort to remove the invasive species Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) from the Mystic River. Responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling and managing teams of volunteers to remove plants from the river by canoe.  The effort to recruit partners would occur in the beginning of Summer 2012 with the majority of events occurring during the month of July and first week of August.  (Exact dates are to be determined.) Intern will work both in and out of the office, and must be able to work independently and as a member of a team. This is a full time position that requires strong commitment between the months of June and July. Intern will be compensated on an incentive based system for the amount of volunteers brought to the river and the amount of water chestnut cleared from the river.  This is a great opportunity to be involved with a small non-profit doing work on behalf of the community and environment.


  • An interest in science, the environment and advocacy is encouraged.

  • Having reliable transportation is required and mileage will be reimbursed.

  • Candidates must be 16 years of age or older.

  • Ability to navigate a canoe

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.

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2012. If interested, please send your resume to No phone calls please. For more information about the invasive Water Chestnut see