Internships

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Phillips Wharf offers a number of internship opportunities for college students interested in studying marine and environmental sciences as well as college graduates looking to gain experience and assistance entering the field.

It is essential that applicants be comfortable teaching and interacting with children due to the many field trips we host. On-property housing is provided in a shared staff house; rent, utilities, furnishings, and wifi included free-of-charge.

  • Strongly recommended that applicants have a car. The area is very remote, there is no public transport, and the closest grocery store is 14 miles away.

 

To discuss our Internship program and specific opportunities, please contact us at 410-886-9200 or missy@pwec.org

Environmental Science Education Internship

Internship will be 4 days per week, unpaid, housing provided. Recent college graduates with an interest in environmental education is especially desirable. Current college students may also apply, if they are taking the semester off or looking for a fall internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Fishmobile events and programs (travelling to schools and festivals educating about the Chesapeake Bay)

  • Interact with visitors about plants and animals in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in our classroom and estuarium displays

  • Work with the community and Phillips Wharf volunteers during local clean-up events

  • Assist in the upkeep and husbandry of our estuarium animal displays

  • Aid in the development of our environmental education programs and outreach

  • Help with the ongoing oyster aquaculture facilities and oyster farming practices

  • Teach lessons to PreK-12 students visiting Phillips Wharf on field trips 

  • Welcome visitors to the center and give them in-depth tours of our facility, teaching them about modern issues relevant to the Chesapeake Bay region.

  • Assist with general grounds labor such as cleaning indoor facilities and site prep for special events

Requirements:

    • Recent college graduate with a degree in education, biology, marine science, environmental science, or a related field.
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs. Must be comfortable working on small skiff boat for long periods of time, working outdoors in all weather conditions, and getting wet and dirty continuously throughout the day.
    • Must be able to work closely with animals (large fish ,crabs, turtles) and small children.
    • Kayak certification is preferred
    • Must have good public speaking skills.

Aquaculture Internship

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Internship will be 4 days per week, unpaid, housing provided. Recent college graduates with an interest in sustainable aquaculture is especially desirable. Current college students may also apply, if they are taking the semester off or looking for a fall internship.

Responsibilities:

    • Work in our oyster aquaculture operation - including the setting of larvae for both conservation and market, cleaning and grading of upweller systems, preparation of oysters for market, and serving as boat crew during visits to the oyster farm for tumbling, maintenance, and harvesting.
    • Assist with general grounds labor such as cleaning indoor facilities and site prep for special events

Requirements:

    • Recent college graduate with a degree in aquaculture, biology, marine science, environmental science, or a related field.
    • MUST be able to lift 50lbs.
    • MUST be comfortable working on small skiff boat for long periods of time, working outdoors in all weather conditions, and getting wet and dirty continuously throughout the day.
    • Must be able to work closely with animals (large fish ,crabs, turtles) and small children.
    • Good communication skills
    • Must have good public speaking skills.

 

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Americorps Positions:

Full Time- August 2019-August 2020

Environmental Educator

Phillips Wharf is offering an Americorps sponsored Environmental Educator position to recent college graduates or like experienced applicants interested in aquaculture, marine or environmental sciences.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Assisting with Fishmobile events and programs (travelling to schools and festivals educating about the Chesapeake Bay)
  • Interacting with visitors about plants and animals in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in our classroom and estuarium displays
  • Working with the community and Phillips Wharf volunteers during local clean-up events
  • Assisting in the upkeep and husbandry of our estuarium animal displays
  • Aiding in the development of our environmental education programs and outreach
  • Helping with the ongoing oyster aquaculture facilities and oyster farming practices

 

Benefits available to AmeriCorps Member may include:

  • Valuable job experience in the environmental education field
  • Joining a fun team committed to help you learn and grow
  • A bi-weekly stipend
  • An education award ($ for future educational expenses or student loans)
  • 6 tuition free credits at Salisbury University for completion of the training course

 

Recent college graduates with an interest in environmental sciences are especially desirable. It is essential that applicants be comfortable teaching and interacting with children due to the many field trips we host. On-property housing is provided in a shared staff house; rent, utilities, furnishings, and wifi included free-of-charge.

Aquaculture Tech

Description

Phillips Wharf is offering an Americorps sponsored Aquaculture Tech position to recent college graduates or like experienced applicants interested in aquaculture, marine or environmental sciences.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Working in our oyster aquaculture operation - including the setting of larvae for both conservation and for market, cleaning and grading of up-weller systems, preparation of oysters for market, and serving as boat crew during visits to the oyster farm for tumbling, maintenance, and harvesting.
  • Assist with general grounds labor such as cleaning indoor facilities and site prep for special events

 

Benefits available to AmeriCorps Member may include:

 

  • Valuable job experience in the environmental education field
  • Joining a fun team committed to help you learn and grow
  • A bi-weekly stipend
  • An education award ($ for future educational expenses or student loans)
  • 6 tuition free credits at Salisbury University for completion of the training course

 

Recent college graduates with an interest in sustainable aquaculture are especially desirable. It is essential that applicants be comfortable teaching and interacting with children due to the many field trips we host. On-property housing is provided in a shared staff house; rent, utilities, furnishings, and wifi included free-of-charge.

Requirements for Americorps Positions 
  • Recent college graduate with a degree in aquaculture, biology, marine science, environmental science, or a related field (related fields may not require a college degree).
  • MUST be able to lift 50lbs.
  • MUST be comfortable working on small skiff boat for long periods of time, working outdoors in all weather conditions, and getting wet and dirty continuously throughout the day.
  • Must be able to work closely with animals (large fish, crabs, turtles) and small children.
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be comfortable speaking with the public.
  • Strongly recommended that applicants have a car. The area is very remote, there is no public transport, and the closest grocery store is 14 miles away.

To apply, please download the above form and email it back along with a resume to:

Missy Cannonadministrator
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
PO Box C
Tilghman, MD 21671
missy@pwec.org