Cape Fear River Watch, USA

We are seeking ambitious and goal-oriented individuals to join this internship programme for 3 months - an ideal programme for recent University/college graduates to gain field experience in conservation and river protection. Cape Fear River Watch is a non profit organisation working towards protecting and improving the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, through environmental education, advocacy and action.

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What to Expect?

We have places for 6 interns to join for 3 month periods to take part in the following projects: Greenfield Lake Eco-Tours - interns will be trained to take visitors out on ecotours on the lake, and identify to wetland birds and tress to the visitors on boats. Enviroscape Programme - interns will go into schools and give presentations on cleanups and water quality monitoring alongwide environmental leaders in Wilmington. Paddle Series - interns will go out on the lake on canoes to paddle a different stretch of the region's diverse waterways.

The Cape Fear River watershed is a paddler's paradise with stretches of water for nearly every taste. Water Quality Monitoring - interns will carry out water quality monitoring alongside Professors and scientists from the University of North Carolina. Rain Garden Education and Maintenance - building and maintenance of the rain garden. River Semester - interns can help to design and then conduct a summer programme with students. Camp site maintenance - the camp is only accessed by water, interns will have to paddle to the campsite once a week to carry out maintenance if necessary. Office renovation and assistance River Cleanups - mostly done on canoes and kayaks.

  • Program ID: # 1880
  • duration:
    1 to 3 Months
  • location:
    Wilmington , NC
    United States
    North Carolina US
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Wilmington, NC (ILM)
  • Costs From:
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
    Learn Abroad
    Teach Overseas
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