2022 LEAP Summer Internship 

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The MRBA is seeking two high-school-aged interns to work with us this summer! 

Work within local communities; learn about water quality problems and how to remediate them; assist landowners with property improvements that also benefit our rivers; experience and enjoy our rivers in new ways!

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA) is seeking two student interns to work with landowners in our watershed to improve water quality.  Interns receive training with a MRBA Staff mentor and work as a team alongside another intern. Interns will:

 

  • share information about water quality improvement practices with the public 

  • conduct outreach within our watershed and provide access to MRBA programs (i.e. talk with property owners about water concerns on their land and possible solutions)

  • plan and facilitate at least 3 river clean-up community events 

  • work directly with property owners to implement shoreline and riparian restoration projects

  • visit projects sites with MRBA staff to assist with design 

  • implement projects such as tree planting and invasive control in riparian areas with native plantings 

  • follow-up site visits to assess success


 

What:  The MRBA will employ two interns during the summer of 2022 to encourage and facilitate stewardship projects by landowners that restore stream or shoreline habitat and that decrease runoff to streams and lakes.  This work is in collaboration with The Lake Education and Action Program (LEAP) through Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

 

Benefits: Stipend of $1,050 

Public engagement and communication skills

Field project design and implementation experience

 

Where: Project locations will be within the Missisquoi watershed

 

Who: Any student, age 16 or older, interested in water quality who resides or attends school in the Missisquoi river basin watershed.  A reliable means of transportation to and from our meeting location is required (this can simply be a reliable ride from someone; interns will not be required to have their own car during the workday). 

 

When: July 5 - July 29, 2022

4 days per week

Interns will contribute 70-80 hours of effort over 4 weeks

 

How to Apply: Submit letter of interest highlighting any previous experience or relevant coursework and a letter of recommendation by May 27th to lindsey@mrbavt.com