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Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

Prince William County Department of Public Works


Mosquito and Forest Pest Surveillance Technician Paid Internship (3 available)

May – September 2019

The Prince William County Department of Public Works is seeking three paid interns to assist the Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch with mosquito surveillance and forest pest related activities. Work will be performed in a variety of functions, mostly outdoors, including but not limited to mosquito surveillance, forest pest monitoring and outreach/education; some lab work with sorting of mosquitoes may be involved. Training will be provided.

General Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizes trap equipment daily and safely transports equipment to trap sites
  • Sets out and collects adult mosquito traps in an accurate and timely manner
  • Sorts collected adult mosquitoes and prepares specimens for lab identification and testing
  • Assists in tree surveys, parasitoid releases, and forest pest surveillance
  • Locates, identifies and monitors larval mosquito habitat
  • Samples and collects larval mosquitoes for lab identification
  • Maintains and inventories assigned equipment
  • Utilizes and enters data into a comprehensive database
  • Conducts site visits with relation to mosquito complaints, forest pest issues, etc.
  • Educates children and the general public in a variety of outreach/education activities
  • Communicates technical concepts effectively to appointing authorities, coworkers, and customers
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED). College experience strongly preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be able to perform assigned duties in a variety of terrain and weather conditions
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (flexible schedule may be accommodated)
  • GPS/data collection and ability to accurately identify Virginia native tree species are a plusSalary & Benefits
  • $10-14/hour based on relevant education and experience
  • No benefits; however, college students may be eligible to apply for college credit

Please send resumes to Vanessa Duenas at Position will remain open until filled. For more information, please call 703-792-6279.

Summer Internship with Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR)
Outer Banks, NC

Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-ID Internship Position for Summer 2019

The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR)/Nags Head Dolphin Watch are currently accepting applications for the 2019 summer season. One internship position is available. The research season is May 1 – October 5. Successful applicants must be able to commit for the entire season.

The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our program’s goal is to gain an understanding of the population dynamics, movement patterns, and behavioral ecology of coastal bottlenose dolphins in the sounds and coastal waters near the Outer Banks. The OBXCDR conducts a long-term photo-identification monitoring study of bottlenose dolphins in Roanoke, Croatan, Albemarle, Pamlico and Currituck Sounds. Data is collected via dedicated small boat surveys as well as opportunistically from a local dolphin watch. Information from the monitoring study is used to examine annual population trends, habitat utilization, social associations, and ecology of the dolphins as well as aid in efforts to examine bottlenose dolphin stock structure and movement patterns along the U.S. Atlantic coast. Interns will gain experience in field data collection, photo-identification of dolphins, and environmental education. For more information about the OBXCDR, please visit:

Fairfax County Park Authority
Fairfax County, VA

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Job title: Natural Resources Intern (two positions available)
Location: Fairfax County, VA
Hours and compensation: $12.50/hour, approximately 40 hours per week from June 3rd- August 9th. Holidays and leave are unpaid. A vehicle will be provided for field work from the base office in Fairfax. Housing is available upon request.
Application deadline: March 8th, 2019


Internships (EVPP 894) may be taken for credit for students admitted to our degree programs. Work must be Environmental Science and Policy related work. Supervisors must have a terminal degree or the student must be supervised by someone with a PhD. Students must complete an Internship Contract and submit it to Susan Cheselka in the Graduate Office to be considered for an internship and give it to the host supervisor for signature. Once the host supervisor has agreed to the internship, the student should give the “Supervision of Internships” handout to the host supervisor. After careful review by the ESP Graduate Programs Director, the student will be registered for EVPP 894 by the Graduate Office. When the student has completed the internship and the written material has been graded by the host supervisor, the host supervisor must email the Graduate Programs Director with a grade.

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