Lead Swim Guide Intern




We are seeking an individual with a strong attention to detail, passion for swimmable waters & strong communication skills to manage our Swim Guide Lab. This position will require 20 hours/week & availability is REQUIRED on Thursdays from 9-5 & Fridays from 9-2.

This internship includes a summer stipend + weekly meal allowance + reimbursement of mileage on vehicle (if sampling or a work related trip). All applications are due by Monday, April 1st. However, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Training for summer Interns will be held at Camp Cosby, April 12th-13th. YOU MUST ATTEND THIS TRAINING. 


It was wonderful to get to learn about a topic I was unfamiliar with in such a humble, open environment with people who were eager to teach me.
Ryder Andrews
2018 Lead Swim Guide Intern


  • Assisting the Program Manager in running the bacteria lab.  
  • Coordinating three sampling teams to ensure quality assurance is met with all samples. 
  • Calibrating field equipment weekly. 
  • Keeping up with data collected through the summer. 
  • Participating in outreach events at local restaurants. 
  • Researching & writing Blog Posts relating to swimmable waters. 
  • Occasional water sampling. 


  • Strong attention to detail & organization
  • Availability on Thursdays 9-5 & Fridays from 9-2 throughout the summer. 
  • SOME availability on week nights. 
  • Ability to adhere to strict, but simple, Quality Control measures
  • Ability to lift and carry cooler full of ice, bend over to collect sample up to 30 times per day, and maintain a steady hand in the lab
  • Familiarity with Excel and ability to keep accurate records
  • Ability to teach others, strong communication skills. 
  • Willingness to drive your own car up to 400 miles per week to collect samples (mileage is reimbursed at a rate of approximately $0.54/mile, and typical weekly mileage for the Lead Intern will vary from 0 to 200 miles per week)
  • Commitment to the goal of improving water quality through citizen science

Apply here