Spring 2015: Paid Internship with the Mystic River Watershed Association

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) seeks a motivated intern to assist in corporate and volunteer recruitment for the  Water Chestnut Removal Program and the Herring Monitoring Program.

The intern will work in the office with staff on both programs as the Water Chestnut Removal Coordinator and the Herring Monitoring Program Coordinator. Primary duties for the water chestnut removal program include researching and recruiting area businesses, coordinating and scheduling volunteer groups, and developing outreach materials as needed.  Primary duties for herring monitoring include development of outreach materials, coordinating and interacting with more than 70 volunteer monitors, and conducting public outreach and data entry.


  • Strong organizational skills

  • Experience in public speaking

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers is a plus

  • Experience working with businesses is an asset

The intern will work both in and out of the office, and must be able to work independently and as a team.
The intern is expected to invest 15-20 hours per work week from Feb. 2nd – May 29th. An interest in science, environmental education, development and advocacy is encouraged.

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. Exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate.
This position will pay a $2,000 stipend.

If interested, please send your letter of interest and resume to internopps@mysticriver.org. No phone calls please. The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for application: January 18, 2015.