Sea Grant New York Intern

Interest: 
Environment

The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)/Watercraft Steward will be responsible for formal and informal public outreach (education) about local natural resources, how to slow/ prevent the spread of AIS and teaching boaters through demonstration to become self inspectors. This position is sought for the Salmon River corridor, Oswego County, NY and may provide coverage at Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area and Sandy Pond Beach. The marsh and beach properties are part of the Eastern Lake Ontario Dune system. Assignment areas will include the Salmon River Reservoir (Redfield NY), boat launches along the Salmon River, and car-top boat launches on Lake Ontario (Oswego County). Activities will be focused on providing AIS, aquatic ecosystems, food webs, local flora and fauna, etc. knowledge for the public and local government. New York Sea Grant’s (NYSG) Coastal Community Development Specialist will supervise all project development and implementation as well as internship requirements with Cornell University. New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will oversee the day-to-day supervision of this position with their steward program. The AIS/Watercraft Steward will not supervise other employees, however, supervision of volunteers may be required. Using a developed template, the AIS/Watercraft Steward will submit weekly reports to NYSG and NYSDEC to document activities, problems encountered, a summary of weekly duties performed, and outreach matrix. This position is required to work all weekends and holidays. One weekend off will be arranged during the season. Successful candidates are expected to wear a uniform (provided) while on duty. PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME, & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 5 REFERENCES TO: Ms. Mary Penney NY Sea Grant SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY 13126 Email: mp357@cornell.edu

Compensation: 
stipend
Time Frame: 
Summer
Website: 
www.nyseagrant.org
Name: 
James
Ammerman
Phone: 
631-632-6905
Fax: 
631-632-6917
Address: 
340 Roberts Hall
Ithaca
13126