Hoosic River Revival SUMMER 2016 INTERN POSITION

HRR is a community-based, nonprofit organization with a mission to revitalize the North Adams section of the Hoosic River by developing a modern flood control system that will reconnect the North Adams community to an accessible, attractive, healthy river which will enhance the city’s recreational, cultural and economic vitality (www.HoosicRiverRevival.org).
The internship is multi-faceted:
1) Create and pilot two science/history based 45 minute walking/talking presentations for a new HRR River Rangers program. The goal of this program is to provide an interesting, fun, interactive activity for school children ( ages 9- 16) and for adults so they will understand the ecology of the Hoosic River within levees, its role in North Adams’ history, and the plans of HRR to modify the river and its corridor.
2) Work with HRR Board members to prepare text and graphics for on-site interpretive ‘info Boxes’ ; these boxes (already made) would sit on poles set up along the river and will enable viewers to see restorations planned for that section of the river and learn some of the history in that area.
3) Assist with other outreach efforts as needed. For example, HRR may have exhibit space in one of the downtown summer galleries; in that case, the intern will need to help set that up (most of the materials are already prepared) and from time to time be in the gallery explaining HRR’s history and future plans.
The intern(s) will be expected to complete 8 weeks of full-time work, mostly in North Adams, between approximately June 15-August 15, 2016. The project is co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies, the Center for Learning in Action, and HRR. The intern may qualify for funding (through the CES or the Career Center), including on-campus housing.
Qualifications: The intern should be interested in environmental studies, local history or science education and public engagement. Successful applicants must be able to both work independently and collaboratively and must possess exemplary writing, listening, and communication skills. Access to a car or bike is desirable.
Applications: For inquiries or to apply, send a resume and cover letter that explains your interest and describes relevant experience to Judy Grinnell at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on March 21 and continue until the position is filled.
To learn more about the HRR, see hoosicriverrevival.org