Coastal Education Intern / Marine Fish Tagging Intern

American Littoral Society
Job Overview

The American Littoral Society is a nonprofit, membership-based organization headquartered on Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ. The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same. We are offering three summer internship opportunities based out of Sandy Hook National Recreation Area.

Marine Fish Tagging Program Internship (1 internship available)

Primary responsibilities will include:

– Assist the Tagging Program Director in managing the world’s largest recreational angler fish tagging program.

– Data entry of program tag and recapture events.

– Creation and distribution of recapture letters and rewards.

– Distribution of tag kits and instructional materials to new and existing Society taggers.

– Representing the Tagging Program at outreach and tabling events.

– Accompanying the Tagging Program Director on outreach/tagging events, that may include boat trips at sea.


Qualifications: We are seeking an energetic, dedicated, and detail oriented individual. Current Junior or Senior undergraduate, and graduate college students with ecology, marine science, environmental science or similar background may apply. A working knowledge of the life history and ecology of local marine fish species is desirable, but not necessary. The internship will require the use of personal vehicle and laptop.


Coastal Education Internship (2 internships available)

Primary Responsibilities will include:

-Leading hands-on outdoor education programs and summer camps for kids involving seining, kayaking, and   other outdoor activities.

-Leading outdoor nature walks and trips for the public.

-Assisting in citizen science projects involving marine life identification.

-Researching, writing, and designing public education materials on coastal/marine topics for various audiences.

-Representing the Society at outreach events.


Qualifications: College students with environmental science, marine science, ecology or similar background may apply. Informal and/or formal education teaching experience preferred and a qualified individual must enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for the littoral zone with people from all age groups and walks of life. A basic knowledge of coastal ecosystems and the ability to identify local flora and fauna is necessary for this position. The internship will require the use of personal vehicle and laptop.

Both internship opportunities are full time and hours are flexible with some evening and weekends required. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established organization that promotes coastal conservation through education, restoration, and advocacy.

The Littoral Society offers a stipend based upon experience and education and seeks someone who can begin work in mid May 2019.

Please choose which internship you are applying for and email both resume AND cover letter to the respective person listed below before Sunday March 31st, 2019. Jeff Dement, [email protected] for the Marine Fish Tagging Program Internship. Nicole Haines, [email protected] for the Coastal Education Internship. No phone calls please. To learn more about the American Littoral Society, visit