Internship Opportunity – Environmental Education

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2020

To apply: Applicants will need to submit a resume and cover letter via the link below, directed to the Assistant

Director of Education and Outreach.

This internship is open to recent High School graduates, College undergrads, and postgraduates.

Start date is June 1st 2020 to August 15th. (There’s flexibility to start earlier and end later)

The Internship Site

Main location – 134 Carder Rd, Governors Island

Additional locations – New York Harbor

Responsibilities Include:

Interns will work with all of the following programs, in accordance with the needs of the business.

Additionally, interns are expected to complete an independent research project to present at the end of

the season.

Billion Oyster Project Programs:


– Assist with preparation and execution of oyster research station (ORS) basic trainings, and symposium.

– Help provide support with field expeditions, ORS maintenance, data collection, curriculum research, and

education outreach activities.

– Assist with field expeditions at ORS sites and STEM Hubs.


– Support Hatchery Manager with managing stock in the lab as well as on the eco-dock through daily

assessment and action with the help of 4-8 high school interns.

– Assist with installations, monitorings, and research activities related to field stations, community reefs, and

oyster nurseries in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bush Terminal Park, Jamaica Bay, Great Kills Harbor, Lemon

Creek, Coney Island Creek, Paerdegat Basin, Soundview Park, and upper New York Harbor.

– Help categorize documents, survey/research photos, and assist with mapping.

Public Engagement:

– Assist with the operation of the BOP public exhibit for visitors to Governors Island.

– Support volunteer activities including but not limited to building oyster structures, preparing recycled

shells for seeding, sorting and counting oysters, conducting oyster monitoring protocols, and preparing

materials prior to volunteer days

Development (Fundraising), Communications and Administration:

– Assist the Development Team in facilitating major donor cultivation, managing and updating our

Salesforce contact database, donor acknowledgment, and fundraising activities.

– Provide media relations support to communications team, be a part of the photo team to add images to our


– Support team with data entry, field/office logistics, and other administrative duties.

Requirements Are:

· Self-motivated, highly-organized, upbeat, and flexible

· Ability to work independently and in collaboration with all teams.

· Ability to work closely with volunteers and the public in a professional manner

· Positive work ethic

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Strong time management skills

· Experience teaching or providing informal instruction to children and/or adults preferred

· Strong public speaking skills

· Proficiency in MS Office Suite and/or Google Suite

· Ability to work some weekends and evening hours

· Some duties may require moving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

· Frequently outdoors: some work will take place on boats, wading in the water, and on-shore in various

weather conditions.

The Ideal Candidate:

– Familiar with, marine science, environmental studies, and/or the maritime industry

– Be able to communicate with the public about Billion Oyster Project programs and policies.

– Enjoys working with students, volunteers, and marine life

– Be able to perform office and administrative tasks

– Work weekends on a rotating schedule

– Enjoys working in and/or around the water and being outdoors for an extended time.

– Flexible to change

– Ability to travel with the crew on small vessels