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  • Back to the Bays Program Intern

Back to the Bays Program Intern

Department: Marine

Number Positions: Four (4)

Position Title: Back to the Bays Program Intern

Location: Various Locations, including:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center

423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901

  • Tiana Bayside Facility

89 Dune Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

  • Suffolk County Marine Environmental

Learning Center

3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold, NY 11971

Position Summary:


Marine Program has been giving “Back to the Bays” since 1985. In this time a wide variety of projects in

support of habitat and shellfish restoration; water quality initiatives;

fisheries research; and extensive youth education and citizen science

programming have been conducted.CCE’s Back to the Bays Initiative was launched

in order to increase awareness and involvement in efforts of CCE Marine

Program.Back to the Bays Interns will be responsible for assisting with

implementation of the “2018 Ways to Give

Back to the Bays” campaign.This

will involve assisting in habitat restoration stewardship efforts, including

Marine Meadows Workshops; taking part in the Save Our Seahorses conservation

and research initiative; helping deliver stewardship based outreach programming

in support of the Long Island Shellfish Restoration Program; providing public education

and outreach in support of the Back to

the Bays Initiative; and assisting at all Back to the Bays fundraising and awareness events.Unpaid internship opportunities will be

offered from May-December (specific timeframes are flexible); weekend work will

be required.To the extent possible, these

internship experiences will be tailored to best meet the interests and any

research project requirements of intern candidates.

Major Duties of Position:

Interaction with the public and providing

outreach and education at workshops and various events and fundraisers;

  • Assistance at our shellfish and coastal plant

nursery sites;

  • Assistance in development of social media tools

and educational materials;

  • Providing the public with outreach materials in

support of CCE Marine Program projects;

  • Occasional boat and field work assisting staff

in restoration activities;

  • Work as a team member with existing Cornell

Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff including Marine Program managers,

specialists, educators and technicians.


and Experience Pre-requisites:

Required: High School Diploma, pursuant of Bachelor’s

or Master’s degree in environmental or biological sciences, natural resource/coastal

management, or other related field; valid NYS License; ability

to interact effectively with the public.

Preferred: Experience in environmental education

and outreach activities; event and fundraising planning; experience working

with the public; interest in photography and use of social media tools; experience

utilizing video footage editing software; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and



  • Ability to work outdoors and perform physical

tasks as needed.

  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional


  • Ability to work flexible work schedule based on

demands of program and needs of staff.

  • Willingness to work as a team member and to work

with the general public.

  • Ability to work under potentially adverse field

conditions (e.g. inclement weather).

All applicants must complete volunteer paperwork

found at, on bottom right of page, and pass background

checks. To apply, please send cover

letter, resume, and volunteer paperwork to Kimberly Barbour at