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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]

Fish Guide Internship (2 Available)

The Fish Guide Interns work directly with the Field Coordinator to plan and carry out the 2022  Coosa River Fall Creel Survey. A creel survey is a Q&A style form that asks those who fish on the Coosa  River about their fishing and eating habits. This involves planning the survey trips, going to local fishing  spots, interviewing the anglers about their fishing habits, and inputting this data into a spreadsheet. The 2022 Fall Creel Survey will take place both virtually and in-person during November, December & January. Additionally, the Fish  Guide Interns provide crucial support with outreach and communications about the survey itself  including content creation, photo opportunities, and social media outreach. Click here to see the full job description.

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.

Click here to download Field Technician job description!

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.

Click here to download Lab Technician job description!

We want 100 kids to put down their screens and pick up fishing rodsHelp us reach out $10,000 goal for Giving Tuesday!

Many folks have memories of learning how to fish from a family member or a camp. These days kids and families might not know where to start when it comes to learning how to cast, catch, and cook fish from the river. During our clinics, we will work with kids in an experiential learning style with casting lessons, discussion on responsible recreation on the river, and explain how to reduce exposure to potentially harmful contaminants through live cooking demonstrations.