Paid Research Internship at HRNERR

Subject: Paid Research Internship at HRNERR

We have a Paid Internship for the 2022 field season. This position will support the field work that we do over the summer and is a great opportunity for a recent college graduate.

Job Description and NEIWPCC website link:

 Research & Monitoring Seasonal Intern

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Staatsburg, NY

NEIWPCC and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR) are seeking a seasonal intern to provide field and laboratory assistance during the summer of 2022.

The intern will assist in conducting long-term research and monitoring on Hudson River Estuary habitats, including freshwater tidal emergent marshes and beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). This will include assisting with the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) and the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS). The intern will provide support with calibration, deployment and maintenance of data loggers; collection of water samples and field data; and support wet chemistry procedures in the lab, including vacuum filtration, sample preparation, chemical analysis, and preparation of standards, chemicals, and reagents. For all tasks, ample training will be provided, and the work will be performed alongside full-time staff. Responsibilities will be delegated with the goal of developing the intern’s skillsets and knowledge to provide a valuable, early-career experience.

The successful candidate will be familiar with water quality sampling and analytical procedures, with an ability to carefully follow rigorous protocols and a focus on safety. The candidate will be comfortable working in the field, physically capable of lifting up to 50 lbs., and able to swim. Experience operating off-road vehicles and small watercraft will be beneficial. Highly motivated individuals with knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical water quality indicators are encouraged to apply. Driver’s license and access to own transportation required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

A full position description may be viewed online at .

Thank you


Heather Gierloff


Regional Marine Habitat Manager, DEC Regions 3 and 4

Manager, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, P.O. Box 315, Staatsburg, NY 12580

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