Internships

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Intern

Location:  Southern Virginia and Northern North Carolina
Duration:  December - June; 1-3 days per week
Compensation:  Travel stipend is possible

Duties: Assist with delivery of materials/equipment to schools; assist teachers with tanks; repair systems as needed; respond to calls from teachers and/or school officials dealing with TIC; assist in preparing and delivering presentations to classrooms; assist with trout releases; report all inquiries to supervisor; and other related tasks

Qualifications: 

  • must be enrolled in a biology related degree and have some understanding of ecology
  • must have own transportation and cell phone
  • must be willing to travel, on-call if necessary and flexible
  • must be able to lift 25lbs
  • must be willing to get dirty and/or wet and possibly work in inclement weather conditions
  • positive attitude, neat appearance and ability to work with students and faculty of all ages
  • ability to pass a background check, if needed
  • ability to work independently with little to no supervision
Contact Information

Krista Hodges
Dan River Basin Association
434.250.0292
khodges@danriver.org 


Summer Water Quality Monitoring Program Intern in Danville

Location: Danville, Virginia Office
Duration: 10 (or more) weeks; Start and End dates flexible; 1-3 days per week
Compensation: Unpaid
Supervisor: Amy Farinelli, Program Coordinator

Duties: Intern is to provide general support to the Danville Program Coordinator in establishing and managing water quality programs in the Danville, Pittsylvania, and Caswell County areas. Such support includes, but is not limited to: assisting in the recruitment and management of volunteers, establishing a special water quality monitoring webpage on danriver.org, managing and analyzing samples brought in by volunteers, including data entry, equipment calibration

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a biology related degree and have some understanding of ecology
  • Must have own transportation and cell phone
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to get dirty and/or wet and possibly work in inclement weather conditions
  • Great interpersonal skills as well as a positive attitude and interest in work
  • Ability to work independently.
Contact Information:

Amy Farinelli, Program Coordinator
Dan River Basin Association
315.209.5055
afarinelli@danriver.org