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Jobs & Internships

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

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Coastal Training Program Director

Posted February 5, 2024. The Coastal Training Program Director oversees the implementation of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program (CTP). Working with other reserve staff, Laudholm Trust, and other partners, the CTP Director designs and facilitates the development and delivery of interdisciplinary science-based training, learning opportunities characterized by co-creation of knowledge, technical assistance, and collaborative research for professionals involved in coastal decisions in southern Maine and, where appropriate, the Gulf of Maine region. CTP provides services to coastal and natural resource managers, policy makers, and researchers as well as planners, land trusts, local government staff, elected officials, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. CTP links relevant science and technology with priority local issues and topics affecting the coast. The CTP Director is a supervisory position..

  • Schedule: This is a full-time position with an office located at the Wells Reserve. There will be opportunities to work remotely.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the area of environmental science, natural resource planning or interdisciplinary social science with an environmental focus. Master’s degree and experience with GIS are a plus.
  • Compensation and Benefits: $62,000-64,000 annual salary and competitive benefits package.
  • More Information: Download complete details.
  • Deadline: March 6, 2024, at 5pm

Summer Camp Assistant

Posted February 6, 2024. The Summer Camp Assistant will help to facilitate the environmental curriculum for summer day camps for children ages 6-14. Camps are offered as three-day and five-day options, with a full day running from 9am to 3pm. The Assistant will work alongside the Summer Camp Coordinator to co-lead all summer camp programs, with up to 14 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 10 to August 16, 2024
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
  • Minimum Qualification: 2 years completed toward an undergraduate degree in environmental education, education, environmental science, marine biology, biology, or a related field.
  • Compensation and Benefits: $15 per hour, plus free housing (optional)
  • More Information: Download complete details.
  • Deadline: Applications received by March 1 will be given full consideration.

Internships

Internships in coastal science, environmental learning, and conservation practice are available at the reserve. We often identify candidates through the Five College Consortium or NOAA's Hollings Scholar program, and we participate in the MCHT Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program and the UMaine NRT program. Please contact the director of your program of interest for information.

Volunteering

For volunteer opportunities, please visit the Volunteering page.