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The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, a National Estuary Program, invites applications for two paid internship positions in our Science and Restoration program for the Summer of 2017. Application is open to current students studying estuary science, marine science, biology or other related fields. Interns will be engaged in a combination of field and office work in applied science and restoration techniques related to the CIB’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

The Center is a private non-profit organization located at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Environmental Science and Habitat Restoration Intern

The Environmental Science and Habitat Restorations Interns will report to CIB’s Science and Restoration Coordinator through the Program Manager and/or Environmental Scientist  to provide field and office support for science and restoration programs, including water quality monitoring, living shoreline and wetland projects, and natural resource surveys.  Duties may include, but not be limited to, data entry and analysis, collection of water quality data, maintenance of monitoring equipment, assistance with citizen science surveys (horseshoe crabs, fish, aquatic vegetation and other resources) basic land management and conservation tasks, tree planting and natural resource surveys, assistance with oyster shell recycling and oyster gardening programs, monitoring and maintenance of field sites and environmental projects (including Living Shorelines) and assistance with outreach and public events.


  • Current enrollment in a college or university program of natural sciences
  • Availability from approximately June 1 until August 15, 2017
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and work outdoors for extended periods in an estuarine environment
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.); GIS and data analysis skills a plus
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Boat operation experience and boaters safety course are a plus
  • Applicants must be eligible to work legally in the United States.


Salary & Hours

Work hours are somewhat flexible, but are generally 8AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday. There will be some requirement for occasional weekend and/or evening availability. Salary is $9.00/hour; no fringe benefits are offered.

Interns will report to CIB’s Science and Restoration Coordinator through the Program Manager and/or Environmental Scientist. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a combined cover letter and a resume in PDF format via electronic mail by 5:00 PM (EDT) Friday, March 3, 2017 to:

Mr. Bob Collins, Program Manager

Please include in your cover letter the names and contact information for two references, as well as your dates of availability for the position.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, in its delivery of services and hiring practices, will not discriminate against any individual based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, genetic information and marital or familial status.

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