Upcoming Opportunities: LISS seeks interns and fellows for 2021

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Interested in learning how a national estuary program operates? The Long Island Sound Study currently has a number of internships and opportunities available for the coming months through its partners. Find descriptions for them below.

EPA Long Island Sound Study Research Fellowship

Description: A postgraduate research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 2 office in New York, New York. This research opportunity is with the Water Division’s Long Island Sound Program.

The selected participant will conduct research focused on improving data access, analysis, and communication related to Long Island Sound environmental (water and habitat quality) and program implementation tracking data. The project will have three focus areas: 1) Evaluate the application of Open Science Tools (open-source software toolkits – primarily in the R language – and online cloud repositories, such as GitHub) to increase efficiency and reliability of data into Long Island Sound Study data management; 2) Assist in developing and implementing the Long Island Sound Study’s Program Implementation Tracking System; and 3) Assist in gathering, analyzing, and reporting data on Long Island Sound environmental indicators.

Deadline: March 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis).

New York Sea Grant Science Communication and Education Intern

Description: New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is seeking a graduate student or upper-class undergraduate to assist in the program’s communication efforts for work in the Bronx, Queens, or Long Island, New York. This will include planning, developing, creating, and disseminating a series of educational videos and webinars for teachers. The selected applicant will produce deliverables to be used by the Long Island Sound Study national estuary program. This internship will consist of two phases. During the first phase, the student will partner with the Connecticut Sea Grant graduate Mentor Teacher program intern as well as Connecticut and New York Sea Grant staff to develop a webinar or video series for educators. During the second phase, the intern will assist the Long Island Sound Study’s Communications Team in conducting the national estuary program’s science communication work.

This internship has been designed with a flexible time frame to ease accessibility for students. See description for details.

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Connecticut Sea Grant LIS Mentor Teacher Program Intern

Description: Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) based at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, Groton, seeks a graduate student intern to research, plan, develop, record, and edit virtual programming with educators and scientists focused on Long Island Sound (LIS) topics. Working directly with CTSG Education Coordinator Diana Payne and in collaboration with New York Sea Grant (NYSG) staff, the CTSG intern will learn about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) from Payne and virtual recording techniques from NYSG. Specifically, the CTSG intern will seek potential speakers whose research aligns with NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas (content) and can showcase Crosscutting Concepts and/or Science and Engineering Practices. The CTSG intern may also assist in recruiting current and/or former LIS Mentor Teachers to share their expertise in teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: February 26, 2021 5pm EST

*Apply by email. Click the link below to view the PDF with the position description and application instructions, or click the Download button to download

NEIWPCC Communications Intern – Long Island Sound Study

Description: NEIWPCC seeks a skilled writer who is excited about communicating how science can help restore an urban waterway impacted by development and pollution. The intern will feature projects funded by LISS that are using the best available science to restore the Sound and its habitats in the Connecticut and New York region, as well as focusing on new challenges such as sea-level rise, ocean acidification, and microplastic pollution. The articles will appear on the LISS website, in the LIS online Stewardship Atlas—which highlights the Sound’s Stewardship Areas, e-newsletter, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). The intern will report to the LISS Communications Coordinator based in the EPA Long Island Sound Office in Stamford, CT.

Deadline: March 5, 2021

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