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Whether you are trying to fulfill a service learning requirement, get more experience or want to learn something new, Coosa Riverkeeper is a great place to intern! Although we offer internship opportunities all year long, our summer internships are the most valuable to both the intern and our organization. For more information email [email protected]
2022 Swim Guide Interns
Coosa Riverkeeper is not accepting Swim Guide internhip applications at this time.
We do have internship opportunities available year-round, please email [email protected] or call 205-981-6565 to speak to a staff member.
Field Technician (Applications closed until 2023)
The Field Technician (FT) has an overall responsibility for the collection of water quality samples in the field while ensuring that the samples collected adhere to our strict QA/QC standards. The FT manages their specific route sample collection as well as the water quality data recorded. The FT needs a deep understanding of the community’s need and how this program addresses that need. Additionally, the FT supports the Coosa Riverkeeper team in outreach events, communications, and efforts as needed. There will also be opportunities for lab work such as processing algae samples and turbidity samples in our lab.
Lab Technician (Applications closed until 2023)
The Laboratory Technician(LT) has an overall responsibility for management and maintenance of the laboratory and weekly water quality testing for the Swim Guide.The LT manages all data points for 40+ sites over the course of 17 weeks from May to September. The LT also assists the Program Coordinator and Staff Riverkeeper with tasks and bacteriological studies to better educate the public about the science behind Swim Guide.Additionally, the LT provides crucial support with outreach and communications about the data itself. As a LT, you are expected to make informed decisions in the lab while also adhering to strict QA/QC protocol.
Field Coordinator VISTA
The Field Coordinator VISTA member will bring a dynamic role to our organization, that will support and be directly involved in all of the programs of Coosa Riverkeeper. The Field Coordinator will help Coosa Riverkeeper plan and participate in various field work projects that will support the Riverkeeper, Swim Guide, and Fish Guide programs. In addition to field work, the Field Coordinator will also work in the lab processing samples obtained in the field. This position will also support our education and outreach programs by organizing and training volunteers for restoration projects, create presentations to share with classrooms, as well as create content for our blogs, website and social media. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, Coosa Riverkeeper will have a larger collection of data to fight pollution in an almost 5,000 square foot watershed. This will result in more polluters being held accountable, more information to better advise the public of where and when it is safe to recreate, and strengthen all of the programs of Coosa Riverkeeper.
APPLICATION PROCESS: We will be accepting applications through 3/15. This position starts on April 11th or in June (date TBD). Please follow instructions HERE to answer mandatory questions, upload your resume, cover letter, and references.