Seasonal Invasive Species Intern @ NEIWPCC

Application Info

Seasonal Invasive Species Intern


NEIWPCC is seeking a seasonal intern to assist with invasive species prevention activities during the summer of 2023. This is a great opportunity to learn how to coordinate and engage volunteers around solving environmental challenges in Rhode Island.

What You’ll Do

As an intern for NEIWPCC, you’ll work alongside full-time staff to assist with the implementation of a community-based habitat restoration project focused on the removal of water chestnut in the Blackstone and Ten Mile Watersheds. You will coordinate water chestnut pulling events by recruiting and training volunteers, tracking volunteer data, and maintaining materials and supplies. You will also produce informational materials and develop social media posts for the project, act as a liaison between state and municipal partners, and assist with permitting requirements.

What You Bring / Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. Ideally the candidate will be a high school graduate with 1-2 years of college education in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or related natural science field. Experience coordinating volunteers and working with diverse communities, as well as excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills are needed. Experience with canoeing, kayaking, or light watercraft is desirable. Some understanding of Spanish preferable. Candidates must be comfortable working outdoors, able to swim, and physically capable of lifting 50 lbs. Applicants with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.


This is a seasonal NEIWPCC internship based out of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management office located in Providence, RI. Duties will be performed in office and outdoor field settings, with need for local and regional travel to participate in related meetings and events in a variety of outdoor conditions. This intern will be expected to work 35 hours per week, with some flexibility. This internship is anticipated to begin late May or early June and will extend into August. Occasional weekend and evening work is anticipated to oversee events in June and July. This position is not eligible for telework. A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.


The anticipated hourly payrate for this position starts at $18.25.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to by May 11, 2023. Please reference

23-RIDEM-003 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a

rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

A full position description may be viewed at: us/careers.


NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states.

NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment

NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.


Nonprofit- NGO

The anticipated hourly payrate for this position starts at $18.25.


Providence, RI, USA




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