2024 Jug Bay Summer Internships

Research  Internships

The Friends of Jug Bay and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary support the Jug Bay Summer Internship Program. This program provides a hands-on opportunity for two students, undergraduate or graduate, to learn the tools of doing experiential research, no matter the subject or how simple the question.

Research internships run for approximately 12 weeks during the summer time: June – August. The exact start and end time of the internship will vary depending on the research project and the intern’s availability. Students applying for our research internships will submit a short proposal (five pages or less) on a specific topic/question chosen from a list of projects of interest to the Sanctuary, or the applicant can choose to develop his/her own research question. The list of research topics/questions provided is updated every year.

Topics for 2024 Research Internships

Students applying for a research internship will submit a short proposal (five pages or less) on one of the topics/questions listed here, which are selected from a list of projects of interest to the Sanctuary:

  • Accessing the Archaeological Collections of Jug Bay:
  • Determining Use of Sanctuary Meadows by Butterflies and/or Native Bees:
  • Measuring Stream Discharge and Total Suspended Solids of Different Stream Reaches Found at the Jug Bay Emory Waters Nature Preserve:
  • Characterizing the Pollinators of Two Marsh Plants of the Jug Bay Tidal Freshwater Marshes:
  • Choose Your Own Research Topic:

To read more about the research topics, visit https://jugbay.org/internships-2/

Application Requirements

Qualified applicants should submit the documents listed below via email to Patricia Delgado at rpdelg88@aacounty.org

  • short proposal (five single-spaced pages or less that include a title, introduction, literature review, methodology, and cited literature);
  • One-page resume;
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts;
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Internship Requirements

The successful applicant is expected to fulfill the following requirements during the time of the internship:

  • Develop an expanded, detailed research project;
  • Conduct independent research with support from the project mentor;
  • Develop a final report;
  • Give a presentation at the Jug Bay’s Annual Volunteer Picnic;
  • Write an article for Jug Bay’s newsletter, “Marsh Notes,” or our website summarizing research findings.

Financial Support

The Friends of Jug Bay will provide a stipend totaling $4,000; two equal installments of $1,500 will be given during the first two months of the internship. A final payment of $1000 is made upon receipt of the final report. Interns should expect to work approximately 12 weeks during the summer (June through August).

Transportation: Applicant must provide his/her own transportation.


To submit your application or for more information contact:

Patricia Delgado at rpdelg88@aacounty.org

To read more visit: https://jugbay.org/internships-2/