The main focus of the full-time summer internship is field training in stream ecology. The intern is trained to teach school-age and adult field classes, and conduct a major macroinvertebrate survey. The remainder of the intern's experience is flexible, with possible options including: volunteer recruitment and cultivation; developing creative educational activities for classroom teachers or Society staff to use in expanding water resource concepts; field research; researching and writing a newsletter article on an aquatic ecology topic or other water-related issue.
Assist with Stream Watch workshops and exhibits.
Participate in an on-going macroinvertebrate survey and conduct a macroinvertebrate field research project; write a final report describing the project, results, and conclusions.
Research and write an article or develop an educational exhibit or activity.
A minimum of 2 years of college; natural science background preferred; strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Hours and Stipend
Approximately eight hours daily for 10 weeks at Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Delaware. Some evening and weekend work required. Stipend $3,000.
Send resume, college transcript and two letters of recommendation to:
Kristen Travers, Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator
Delaware Nature Society, P.O. Box 700, Hockessin, DE 19707
Questions: Call 302-239-2334, x 102 or E-mail
Volunteer opportunities are available all year round. Call Kristen Travers, Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator at 302-239-2334, ext. 102 or E-mail