ShoreRivers and Washington College
Summer Internship Program
Chestertown and Galena, 2022

 ShoreRivers seeks applicants for an exciting, hands-on summer internship experience in the environmental field, based in the Chester and Sassafras watersheds. This internship program is provided through a partnership with Washington College, Center for Environment & Society.

 ShoreRivers is a nonprofit organization that protects and restores Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. With offices in Easton, Chestertown, and Galena Maryland, the organization serves as an advocate for the health of our rivers and the living resources they support. Our programs promote environmental awareness of the essential role local rivers and streams play in the community, the issues that threaten their health and vitality, and solutions that must be implemented to preserve them.

 The summer intern will provide programmatic support for our Chester River and Sassafras River programs and participate in a variety of activities including restoration, water quality monitoring, outreach, education, and enforcement. By the end of the program the intern will have completed a Maryland boater safety certificate, become familiar with handling a boat, gained experience and training in scientific water quality monitoring equipment and protocols, and developed a variety of other skills and experiences.


Location         Virtual or in the field in the Chester and Sassafras watersheds, with occasional travel throughout the ShoreRivers region

Dates                Minimum of 10 weeks between May and August; start and end dates and vacation days are flexible

Hours               Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30; with occasional evening and weekend work

Stipend            $2,000 provided by Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society.

Housing          Green House, River & Field Campus; provided by the College



Current Washington College students should apply through JobX no later than February 18, 2022. Recent graduates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Jamie Frees Miller, Center Coordinator at Before applying, please visit to learn more about our organization and our programs.

Interviews will be conducted by Zoom in February and March and an intern will be selected and notified no later than March 18, 2022.