The Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA) seeks an intern for the summer in 2017. The focus of the position will be on sampling for E. coli, a bacteria that indicates the presence of pollution, in the Green River, a tributary to the Hoosic located primarily in Williamstown. The purpose is to confirm that bacterial levels have reduced sufficiently to remove the river from the Massachusetts impaired rivers list. Sampling times are weather dependent, requiring flexibility on the part of the intern. Included would be investigating upstream of sampling sites to determine any ongoing sources of pollution.
Although HooRWA responds to events and circumstances, so that the exact agenda of other duties must wait until summer, additional responsibilities will likely include helping organize public events, providing content for our website and surveying Hoosic River tributaries to determine those most likely to retain cold water characteristics—and how to maximize that possibility.
HooRWA will consider sharing an intern with another organization.
The applicant should have access to an automobile or a bicycle.
The Hoosic River, which flows by Cole Field, runs 70 miles from Cheshire Reservoir through Massachusetts, Vermont and New York to the Hudson River. The Hoosic River Watershed Association seeks to improve the river and the lives of those who live in its 720-square-mile catchment. Our office is in the Congregational Church, across from the Paresky Center, on the Williams College campus.
Further information is available at HooRWA.org. Applicants should contact Executive Director Steve McMahon, 458-2742 or [email protected].