Science and Restoration Internship for Summer 2020

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, a National Estuary Program, invites applications for a paid internship position in our Science and Restoration program for the Summer of 2020. Application is open to current students or new graduates studying estuary science, marine science, biology or other related fields. Interns will be engaged in a combination of field and office work in applied science and restoration techniques related to the CIB’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.  

The CIB is a private non-profit organization located at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Visit for more information. 

Environmental Science and Habitat Restoration Intern

Environmental Science and Habitat Restorations Interns will report to CIB’s Science and Restoration Coordinator through the Program Manager, Project Manager and/or Environmental Scientist. They will provide field and office support for science and restoration projects, such as water quality monitoring, living shoreline and wetland projects, shellfish enhancement projects, and natural resource surveys.  Duties will include tasks such as data entry and analysis, collection of water quality data, maintenance of monitoring equipment, assistance with science surveys (horseshoe crabs, fish, aquatic vegetation, reforestation and other resources), basic land management and conservation tasks, assistance with oyster shell recycling and oyster gardening programs, monitoring and maintenance of field sites and environmental projects (including Living Shorelines and oyster reefs), and assistance with outreach and public events.   


  • Current enrollment in, or recently graduated from, a college or university program of natural sciences
  • Availability from approximately June 1 until August 15, 2019 (flexible according to academic schedule);
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and work outdoors for extended periods in an estuarine environment 
  • Basic computer skills (Google, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); GIS and data analysis skills a plus;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record;
  • Boat operation experience and boaters safety course are a plus.

Applicants must be eligible to work legally in the United States.

Work hours are somewhat flexible, but are generally 8AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday. There will be some requirement for occasional weekend and/or evening availability. Salary is $10.25/hour; no fringe benefits or room and board are offered. 


Interested applicants should submit a combined cover letter and a resume in PDF format via electronic mail by 5:00 PM (EST) Friday, March 6, 2020 to: Please include in your cover letter the names and contact information for two references, as well as your dates of availability for the position. 

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, in its delivery of services and hiring practices, will not discriminate against any individual based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, genetic information, and marital or familial status.