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External Internship Opportunities

Our vision is a Chesapeake Bay and watershed that is healthy and thriving; one in which natural systems and human communities are in balance. Interdisciplinary academic programs promote the integration of environmental issues, social values, and good old river mud.

Internships from Other Organizations


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Summer Internships

Each summer, NOAA offers WAC students numerous opportunities to intern across the United States.

Check back in Mid February for the 2016 summer details. For details for specific internship opportunities, please contact Dr. Andrea Lange. To apply, fill out this form and send it to alange2@washcoll.edu.

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

Midshore RIVERKEEPER Conservancy (MRC) is a non-profit dedicated to the restoration and protection of the waterways that comprise the Choptank River watershed, Eastern Bay, and the Miles and Wye Rivers located in Maryland. MRC is looking for applicants for a summer internship position. Duties include: 

  • water quality monitoring 
  • oyster restoration 
  • environmental education activities including community kayak and children’s programs
  • monitoring of restoration projects 
  • community engagement and event planning
  • independent capstone project

Interested in learning more or applying? See the Internship Announcement OR contact Suzanne Sullivan at suzanne@midsoreriverkeeper.org by February 29, 2016. 

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center 

PWEC is actively recruiting for college students majoring in Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Fishery Science, or related field who is ready for a “resume-building” opportunity. Interns work in direct contact with experienced environmental scientists and marine biologists. Duration is May 2016 – August 2016, with negotiable start and end dates. These positions are unpaid; housing is available. March 31, 2016. An on-site interview is required. 

To discuss the Internship program and specific opportunities, please contact Kayla Fairfield at 410-886-9200 or info@pwec.org.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The CBMM in St. Michaels, MD is offering a number of internships in the following areas (For more information on employment opportunities):

Communications & Special Events Intern

Curatorial Intern

Development Intern

Education Intern

Finance Intern

To apply, please email HR@cbmm.org your resume and a thoughtful cover letter which includes how the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum internship fits with your background and career goals and what you hope to achieve from the experience, as well as what you believe you can contribute. Also required for consideration is a copy of your most recent transcript, and a letter of recommendation. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation.


 Lewes Historical Society’s annual summer Public History Internships

The Lewes Historical Society’s annual summer Public History internships are designed to allow students the chance to explore all the elements that mesh to create a successful small museum and non-profit environment. Students will come to understand how working continually and collaboratively within a variety of disciplines, events, and programs allows for employees to thrive and build a broad resume of talents. 

Application deadline: Monday February 17-March 9, 2015

For more information and applications: http://www.historiclewes.org/education/internships


Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

DNERR is looking for three summer interns. Positions available include two conservation positions that would work with the conservation steward and one environmental education intern. The positions include a small stipend and onsite housing. To apply visit the Delaware State Parks website and look for the postings under the internship positions. 

Environmental Educator-DNERR (Location: Internship opportunities D. Spring 2015 - 6 months)

Conservation Intern - Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (Location: Internship Opportunities E. Summer 2015 - 12 Weeks) 



Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR)

The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR)/Nags Head Dolphin Watch is currently accepting applications for the 2015 summer season. One internship position is available. The research season is May 4 – October 9. Successful applicants must be able to commit for the entire season.

For more details about the position:



National Park Service/National Council for Preservation Education Historic Preservation Summer 2015 Internship

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, announces their historic preservation internships for summer 2015. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies. More information is available on the websites of the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm and the National Council at www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php.

A downloadable application is available from each site as well. Application deadline is March 6, 2015. If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to e-mail Guy Lapsley, Internship Coordinator at nps_hps_intern@nps.gov, or call (202) 354-2025

Echo Hill Outdoor  Internship in Environmental and Adventure Education

Echo Hill Outdoor School provides residential learning experiences designed to introduce and acclimate children to the outdoors and foster awareness of and respect for themselves, each other and their environment. The program is flexible so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools.

We are seeking motivated, energetic individuals who believe in the value of environmental education for children, enjoy being in the outdoors, and are committed to their personal growth as educators.

Internship Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist the teaching staff with all aspects of the school curriculum including planning, co-teaching and assessing classes.
• Overnight tent or cabin responsibility for groups of seven to ten children during the length of their stay (two to five days).
• Assist teaching staff in the supervision of students at all times (during meals, free time, etc). 
• Assist in the creation and implementation of new course and curriculum ideas.
• Active involvement in the end of week staff assessment of visiting groups and general operation.
• Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities), a responsibility of all our staff. 
• Completion of a special project of the intern’s design.
Interns are encouraged to create their own goals and objectives for their experience. The internship should be integrated into the intern’s course of study. It is extremely beneficial for the intern to maintain a journal throughout their tenure at Echo Hill.

To learn more and find out how to apply: