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The Watershed Stewardship Program will hire approximately 20 Watershed Stewards in the summer of 2012 to educate visitors to boat ramps across the Adirondack Park and inspect watercraft for aquatic invasive species.  Memorial Day to Labor Day (some flexibility about end dates to accommodate students returning to college).  Please visit this link: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/offices/hr/jobs/2012%20Watershed%20Steward.pdf

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The Mystic River Watershed Association seeks two Water Quality Interns to assist in a water quality monitoring program from June through early September. Since 1972, MyRWA has played a unique role in the whole of the watershed by its science, advocacy, and outreach efforts. Among these efforts MyRWA characterizes water quality problems in the Mystic River Watershed, informing stakeholder efforts to reduce pollutant inputs and thereby improve water quality.

Water Quality Interns will gather data on Cyanobacteria populations and key water quality parameters from approximately ten water bodies to safeguard the public health of residents who live in the watershed. The data is shared with all interested stakeholders including the public, municipalities, Department of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Interns will work both in and out of the office, and must be able to work independently and as a team. This is a part-time position that requires a commitment of two days a week during the Monday through Friday work week that are agreed upon between the two interns. Primary duties include monitoring local water bodies, collecting water samples (training provided), analysis of samples and data entry. Additional duties may include assessment of habitat for anadromous fish. Interns will learn about the scientific tools applied to monitor water quality and the efforts that a watershed association undertakes to advocate for water quality improvements based on this information. An interest in science, the environment and advocacy is encouraged. Having reliable transportation is preferred and mileage will be reimbursed.

Exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. These are unpaid positions.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes. The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested, please send your resume to WQInternship@MysticRiver.org. No phone calls please.

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The 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange

We are still accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) Program. This is a 9-week long, experiential, place-based, watershed education and leadership development program hosted at the watersheds of Lake Tahoe in the USA and Lake Baikal in Russia, and at the Selenga River, Lake Baikal’s upper watershed, in Mongolia. The program’s primary themes are watershed protection, sustainable development, and cultural exchange. It will bring together young, environmental leaders from North America, Russia, Mongolia, and other parts of the world to study environmental science, policy, and management at these two superlative lakes.

Whether they study the hard sciences, environmentalstudies, conservation, Russian, international studies, engineering or any other field, they will be an asset to the program and through that, to the management and preservation of Lake Tahoe and Lake Baikal.

The application deadline is February 7th, but any applications received beforehand will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  Spaces are limited so students are encouraged to apply early. Application materials can be found on our website atwww.tahoebaikal.org.

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