2020 Swim Guide Intern Opportunities

Coosa Riverkeeper is NOT currently accepting applications for our 2020 Swim Guide Interns!

If you have any questions email info@coosariver.org or call 205-981-6565. 

Field Technician (3 slots available):


The Field Technician (FT) has an overall responsibility for the collection of water quality samples in the field while ensuring that the samples collected adhere to our strict QA/QC standards. The FT manages their specific route sample collection as well as the water quality data recorded. The FT needs a deep understanding of the community need and how this program addresses that need. Additionally, the FT supports the Coosa Riverkeeper team in outreach events, communications, and efforts as needed. 

Outreach Intern:


The Outreach Intern supports the public education, marketing, and awareness for the Coosa River Swim Guide. The OI creates exciting and engaging social media content for 500,000 unique users. The OI assists the Executive Director with various tasks to educate the public about the science behind Swim Guide and why the program is worthy of their support. Additionally, OI provides crucial support with the implementation of the popular Watering Hole Series, where our organization partners with local establishments to raise money and awareness about our work all summer long. As a OI, you are expected to be creative, engaged, and outgoing. 

Lab Technician:

The Laboratory Technician (LT) has an overall responsibility for management and maintenance of the laboratory and weekly water quality testing for the Swim Guide. The LT manages all data points for 30 sites over the course of 16 weeks. The LT also assists the Program Coordinator and Staff Riverkeeper with tasks and bacteriological studies to better educate the public about the science behind Swim Guide. Additionally, LT provides crucial support with outreach and communications about the data itself. As a LT, you are expected to make informed decisions in the lab while also adhering to strict QA/QC protocol.