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Employer: 
Conewango Creek Watershed Association
Website: 
www.conewangocreek.org
Semester: 
Fall
Spring
Summer
Type: 
Ongoing
Work Site Location: 
Conewango Creek Watershed office in North Warren. Field work adjacent to Conewango Creek.
Requirements: 

Applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel software and Geographic Information Systems software, and possess basic photography skills.

Applicant should be comfortable in the outdoor environment and be willing to hike in hilly, forested, brushy areas, paddle or wade in Conewango Creek, and lift 20 lbs.

Applicant should be motivated and self directed, and able to work with others.

Responsibilities: 

Conewango Creek Watershed Association is developing a pilot project to locate and assess legacy oil and gas wells in a defined project area near Warren, PA. An intern is needed to assist with the duties of this new project especially in or near Conewango Creek. Phase I duties will include regular collection of water samples for water quality testing related to potential gas and oil contamination, research of historical documents, maps and photos, working with private and governmental partners and landowners, documentation of research results, and the preparation and presentation of project accomplishments report.

  • Intern will develop field data collection techniques which include photography, water sampling, GPS locations, and site conditions.
  • Intern will receive instruction in photography, safety training, GPS use, water sampling, and research protocols using historical documents.
  • Intern will have an opportunity to provide feedback to improve pilot project.
  • Intern will gain exposure to a variety of local, state and federal government agencies with jurisdiction over land and watershed management.
  • Intern will develop professional relationships with agency officials, landowners, and other nonprofits.
Hours per Week: 
4-8 hours/week, increase during summer
Salary: 
$500 stipend during school year/$1200 stipend for summer
Zip Code: 
16365

To apply for this internship, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or use this contact form.