Friends of Sengekontacket Summer Intern Project

FOS is sponsoring a summer intern for the summer of 2015.

The intern will assist the Edgartown and Oak Bluffs Shellfish Wardens with raising, monitoring, and transplanting shellfish, including oysters, quahogs, and bay scallops; harvesting and transplanting ribbed mussels; evaluating the use of coir logs to reinforce eroding shorelines; establishing an oyster bed; and other duties as assigned.  

The intern will also assist the Martha's Vineyard Commission’s Water Resources Planner with water sampling, processing, analysis, and reporting.  The intern will submit a report on his or her experience and accomplishments during the internship to the Friends of Sengekontacket board.

The intern must be willing to do physical work, able to swim, and comfortable in and around water.  The ability to operate a small rowboat/kayak and small outboard motor is desirable.  Experience with snorkeling is also useful.  The intern should be able to work independently.  Some knowledge of environmental studies, oceanography, marine botany/biology, or field mapping is desirable.  Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel and basic laboratory tasks is desirable.   

Experience with writing and analyzing technical reports and ability to translate scientific and technical information into documents understandable by the general public are desirable.

Daily starting hours will vary with the tides and will include some starts before 7 AM. The salary is $14 per hour for a 30 hour work week.  

Employment will begin on or about June 1, 2015, for ten weeks.

Neither transportation nor housing is provided.

The MVC will hire the intern and pay the salary, Social Security, workers' compensation insurance premium, and the unemployment insurance premium.  FOS reimburse the MVC for their costs.  

Daily supervision would be by Sheri Caseau, Dave Grunden , and Paul Bagnall. The understanding is that this is a Friends of Sengekontacket internship, but the administration would all be handled by the MVC.