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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]

Swim Guide Internships (8 available)

The Coosa River Swim Guide is a weekly bacteriological monitoring program that answers the simple question,“Is it safe to swim?” Jumping into your favorite swimming hole during the summer should be the easiest decision you make all year.That’s why we dedicate our Thursdays & Fridays from Memorial. Day until Labor Day to test water quality at the Coosa’s most popular places to swim! Because, no one should have to gamble with their health when it comes to splashing in the river.Through this program, we protect public health, execute best practices in the field and in the lab, and improve water quality—all while having a good time!

Water Quality Technician (1 position)

Lab Technician (2 positions)

Field Technician (4 position)

Fish Guide Internships (4 Available)

The Fish Guide Interns work directly with the Field Coordinator to plan and carry out the 2023  Choccolocco Creek Creel Survey. A creel survey is a Q&A style form that asks those who fish on Choccolocco Creek 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 Creel Survey will take place in-person from May to September. 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.

Fish Guide Intern (4 positions)

Marketing Internship (1 Available)

The Marketing Intern (MI) supports the public education, marketing, and awareness for the Coosa River Swim Guide. The MI creates exciting and engaging social media content for over 800,000 unique users. The MI assists the Outreach Manager with various tasks to educate the public about the science behind Swim Guide and why the program is worthy of their support, as well as assisting with sharing Swim Guide results each week.Additionally, the MI provides crucial support with the implementation of summer campaigns, content creation, and fundraising efforts.As an MI, you are expected to be creative, engaged, and outgoing. 


Marketing Intern (1 position)

Fund our water quality monitoringGet the skinny before you dip with the Coosa River Swim Guide

Ever wondered if it is safe to swim in the Coosa? Never fear, Coosa Riverkeeper is here! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we monitor popular recreation areas weekly for harmful pathogens like E.coli and water chemistry. Will you make a $10 donation to pay for one bacteriological sample?