Skip Navigation


Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Coastal Resiliency Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tracking Code


Position Type



Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Philadelphia, PA

Living Allowance:


AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,824.07 (pre-tax).

Desired Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 04/26/2024

Title of Position:

Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Coastal Resiliency Intern



Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will research and analyze key factors affecting coastal Wild and Scenic Rivers of the NPS Region 1.  Rivers include York (ME); Taunton (MA); Wood-Pawcatuck (RI/CT); Maurice and Great Egg (NJ).  The project will research issues and opportunities associated with these coastal rivers through factors including state and federal policy, programs, and resources; local governmental programs and initiatives; Non-Profit Partner programs and initiatives; Wild and Scenic River Council efforts and pilot initiatives; community level initiatives, etc.  Pilot initiatives will be identified and documented.  A field research component will be incorporated through participation in the summer coastal research program planned for the Great Egg Harbor River.  A final written report summarizing findings will be prepared, and a final presentation will be given as a part of the PWSR Speaker Series.


Position Responsibilities will include:

·        Solicit the input of key local, state and federal partners to develop a detailed scope of work

·        Maintain regular contact and communication with representatives of coastal PWSRs in the research of issues, opportunities, successes and recommendations

·        Conduct research through a variety of means including online/web sites, telephone and in-person interviews

·        Participate as a member of the Great Egg Harbor (NJ) summer coastal resiliency field research team in the collection of baseline data related to coastal resiliency on that river

·        Develop a written summary report to document project findings and recommendations

·        Present project results and findings through presentation at the PWSR lunch speaker series


Minimum Requirements:

·        Undergraduate degree in a related field

·        You must have received a High School Diploma or GED

·        Applicants must pass criminal background checks for both DOI and AmeriCorps eligibility

·        Must be 18 years or older

·        Must be a US Citizen


Preferred Qualifications

·        Demonstrated interest in aquatic and/or coastal ecosystems

·        Demonstrated interest in climate resiliency and adaptation



·        Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,824.07 (pre-tax).

·        Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)



How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


If you have questions about this position, please contact Jamie Fosburgh, Branch Chief 617 314-2810, or you can contact Alex Whittow,, Stewards Program Coordinator.


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

This position is located in Philadelphia, PA. View the Google Map in full screen.