Monday Creek Watershed has been severely impacted by acid mine drainage from past coal extraction practices. Over the past 15 years, Monday Creek Restoration Project has been working to restore the physical and biological characteristics of Monday Creek and its tributaries. We have the opportunity to offer a 12-week internship to assist in fieldwork involving chemical and biological monitoring.
Interns are needed on a seasonal basis to collect water samples and biologic samples in acid mine drainage impacted (AMD) streams. Generally a crew of two to three is required to transport and maintain equipment, operate the collection methodology, enter computer data and provide for safety measures. A lead worker will schedule and supervise the inventory work. The process is valuable to the intern, providing work experience in an important environmental field.
Interns will also have the opportunity to work with youth during a week-long Summer Day Camp and with watershed residents on various community activities.
Estimated Time Frame of Employment
12 weeks- June till September
40 (full time)
The Intern will receive a stipend of approximately $5760 based upon satisfactory work performance.
Monday Creek Watershed (Athens, Hocking and Perry Counties) in southeast Ohio. MCRP’s office is in New Straitsville. Opportunities may exist to provide mutual support to Sunday Creek and Raccoon Creek Watershed Groups.
Description of Duties
Assist Monday Creek staff in collecting water quality and flow data from streams. Collect macroinvertebrate samples and perform field reconnaissance. Measure field water quality parameters, maintain and calibrate equipment. Enter data into computer programs. Assist staff during Summer Day Camp and various community activities.
Nathan Schlater (email@example.com)