Summer Internship: Natural History, on a Maine Island in Casco Bay

Summer Internship in Natural History

This position offers an opportunity for applied environmental studies on a Maine island in Casco Bay. The landowner of the 200-acre island is looking for a student(s) to perform a biological inventory of plants, animals, fungi, geology, and marine organisms—depending on the natural history expertise of the intern(s).

The island is permanently protected without public access, and owners are interested in maintaining the island’s ecological integrity and combating invasive species. Transportation to the island is by small boat, and the four cottages are not electrified.

The student(s) will be provided with a boat, free parking on mainland, and room and partial board in one of the cottages. Multiple students may apply. Students are expected to work independently, with the daily schedule determined by the intern. The internship may take place between mid May and early August.

The deliverable is an illustrated and annotated field guide/nature journal of species, including location and abundance, written for a lay audience of island owners and visitors. Maps would be appreciated. Some research materials and field guides can be provided.

This is an unpaid 200 hour internship, Bowdoin students, however may apply for funding through Bowdoin’s Career Planning Center.

For information on how to apply, or with questions, contact: Alicia Heyburn, 207-522-8065