Jobs and Internships

wells reserve & laudholm trust

Full- and part-time positions, fellowships, and internships.

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Staff Positions

Research Assistant

Posted January 20, 2016. The Research Assistant will support ongoing monitoring of diadromous fish species in Southern Maine rivers. Work will primarily include field data collection through the use of trapping, netting, and visual surveys. The Research Assistant will work with Reserve staff and volunteers to deploy and maintain equipment, collect samples, manage data, and conduct lab analyses. They will also assist with dissemination of project outcomes through written reports and public outreach. The assistant will also support several ongoing data collection efforts which will include monitoring of salt-marsh vegetation, surveys of marsh use by wading birds, and ichthyoplankton sampling.

  • Dates: March 21 to August 19, 2016
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week with some nighttime work
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Experience with collecting data in the field and following written protocols is highly desired.
  • Compensation and Benefits: $10/hour; free housing available
  • More Information: Download complete details.
  • Deadline: February 19, 2016

Summer Camp Coordinator

Posted December 15, 2015. The Summer Camp Coordinator will develop and implement the environmental curriculum for summer day camps for children ages 6-15. Camps are offered as full-day and full-week options, with a full day running from 9am to 3pm. The Coordinator will work alongside a camp assistant to co-lead all summer camp programs, with up to 12 children at a time, in both an indoor and outdoor setting. Camps aim to foster stewardship and a sense of wonder outdoors with fun, dynamic, and engaging activities in salt marsh, beach, forest, and field habitats.

  • Dates: June 6 through August 12, 2016
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
  • Minimum Qualifications: An undergraduate degree completed in environmental education, education, environmental science, marine biology, biology, or a related field.
  • Compensation and Benefits: $12 per hour, plus free (and optional) housing at Alheim Commons, the Wells Reserve’s on-site dormitory.
  • More Information: Download complete details.
  • Deadline: February 7, 2016

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Graduate Research Fellowship provides master’s degree students and Ph.D. candidates with an opportunity to conduct research of local and national significance that focuses on enhancing coastal zone management. Fellows do their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by participating in their host reserve’s research and monitoring programs. Graduate Research Fellowship projects are based on the reserves’ local needs, the reserve system’s national priorities, and the students’ interest. For more information, visit Please note: Due to budget constraints, the GRF program is currently not accepting new applicants.

Ongoing Opportunities

Unpaid internships in coastal science and environmental learning are available to students and teachers of biology, marine biology, environmental studies, science education, and related fields. Please call for more information.