Communications Intern, Summer 2014
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking an intern to work with the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), part of the EPAs National Estuary Program, in Stamford, Conn. The intern will assist the LISS Communications Coordinator and will be responsible for shooting short videos clips at LIS stewardship sites and at successful habitat restoration projects. Successful candidate will shoot photographs for and assist in updating the content of the Stewardship Atlas website and in promoting the Atlas.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years towards a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies or Biology or in Communications if demonstrates an interest in environmental issues. Strong computer skills with an excellent knowledge of video and photography editing software a must. Knowledge of GIS software and website content management systems such as WordPress a plus. The position is a paid position, 32-40 hours a week, starting no earlier than June 2, 2014; position will run approximately 10 to 13 weeks.
Send letter of intent, resume, and list of references by January 16, 2014 to NEIWPCC, 650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Established by an Act of Congress in 1947, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is a not-for-profit interstate agency that utilizes a variety of strategies to meet the water-related needs of our member statesConnecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEIWPCC serves and assists our states by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation among the states, developing resources that foster progress on water and wastewater issues, representing the region in matters of federal policy, training environmental professionals, initiating and overseeing scientific research projects, educating the public, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.
NEIWPCC is a leader in forming strong bonds between the New England and New York State environmental agencies, and is unique in its ability to bring diverse interest groups together, create forums for collaboration, and educate with innovative products. For well over six decades, the Commission has managed interstate water conflicts by means of sound science, coordination, and adaptation.
According to our Compact, NEIWPCC is to be overseen by 35 Commissionersfive from each member statewho are appointed by their state governors. (The number of NEIWPCC Commissioners from each state can vary slightly from year to year due to the gubernatorial appointment process.) Each states five-person delegation must include the leaders of its environmental and public health agencies, who typically designate representatives to attend NEIWPCC meetings on their behalf. A states remaining three seats go to individuals appointed to the Commission due to their experience and interest in water and wastewater issues. The chairmanship of the Commission rotates between states every two years.
Under the leadership of NEIWPCCs Executive Director and Deputy Director, NEIWPCC's staff develops and implements programs endorsed by our Commissioners. Further coordination of the work comes from the directors of our three main divisions: Water Quality, Wastewater and Onsite Systems, and Water Resource Protection. NEIWPCC's headquarters are in Lowell, Mass., but we also employ staff in other locations as a means of more directly supporting programs and projects in our member states.
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