Clean Ocean Action

Marine Debris Internship

The Marine Debris Intern will help address environmental impacts from pollution. This internship brings together interests in environmental education, science, public policy, and citizen action.  The Intern will assist with the Corporate Beach Sweeps, as well as water quality programs such as Rally for the Navesink which is a uniquely-collaborative initiative that focuses on tracking down sources of bacterial pollution and facilitating solutions to reduce nonpoint source runoff in the watershed. This initiative focuses on bacteria source track down, outreach, education, and community engagement to fix the nonpoint source runoff contamination in the Navesink, Shrewsbury and Deal Lake watersheds. The Intern will gain experience in education, event coordination, research, public speaking, writing, organizing, data management, and volunteer coordination.

 The summer internship is a full-time position and is located at COA’s office within the Gateway National Recreation Area—Sandy Hook, NJ.  It is essential to the success of the program and the overall internship that the applicant lives within close proximity to the office. No housing or transportation is provided.  Office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday.  Monthly stipend and travel expenses (excluding commuting) are paid.  College credit (arranged by the student with the university/college) is available.  Start date is as early in May as possible and end date is as late in August as possible.

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49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 2
Highlands, NJ 07732

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FAX: (732) 872-8041

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