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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.

For details for specific internship opportunities, click here. To apply, fill out this form and send it to Dr. Andrea Lange, alange2@washcoll.edu.


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

CBMM in St. Michaels, MD offers three summer internships: Education Intern, Curatorial Intern, and Special Events Intern.

For more information, follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page:



Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jug Bay seeks a summer camp director to oversee two science day camps (ages 10-13), co-lead a high school camp and assist with education programs. The camp director will work with the Education Coordinator and other staff to plan camp activities, lead camps, work with counselors-in-training, and assist with public programs.  40 hours per week; some weekend and evening hours are required.

See job announcement here.


Rocky Gap State Park
The State of Maryland is looking for someone to serve as park ranger, park maintenance worker, park naturalist, visitor services attendant, lifeguard, concession attendant, or contact station attendant. This is a seasonal job.



Pickering Creek Audubon: EcoCamp Counselor


The EcoCamp Counselor will assist in leading our successful summer EcoCamp at the Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Located on a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the Center’s 400 acres are a microcosm of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Click on the above link for more information and to access the online application. 

Potomac Conservancy: Clean Water Campaign Organizer

Potomac Conservancy seeks an organizer to build a base of at least 5,000 advocates in targeted localities to speak up for clean water. The initial focus will be in Northern Virginia. To access information on this position and other job openings from Potomac Conservancy please go to their website: http://www.potomac.org/site/


Sea Life Park Hawaii


Sea Life Park Hawaii has a multitude of Summer internships available. Possible experiences range from marketing and sales, to photo and video, and education, to actually working with dolphins and other marine life. For more information and to apply visit their website above. 


 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


2015 Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship
The Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship Program is a ten week, full-time experience that places individuals in a Mayoral office or agency.  Fellows are assigned to projects that focus on a myriad of public policy issues and challenges.  Fellows complete projects under the direction of senior level government officials and are provided immediate and direct feedback. In addition to gaining valuable practical experience and exposure to local government, Fellows present their findings to the Mayor and cabinet and complete a written final report documenting their research and solutions.  Fellows also enjoy outings and educational events where they network with peers and experience all that Baltimore has to offer. This is an ideal program for current students and recent graduates with an interest in public service or local government.
Eligibility: Students who have completed the equivalent of their junior year of undergraduate coursework by the start date of the Fellowship will be considered.  Applicants need not be enrolled in a graduate level program to be considered. This year’s Fellowship will run from June 1, 2015 to August 4, 2015.  For information or to apply, visit mayor.baltimorecity.gov/fellowship or contact bcmf@baltimorecity.gov.
Application Deadline:  March 2, 2015