Monday, February 23, 2015

Intern Jobs on Boston Harbor Islands

This could be your office!

Ancient Oyster Shell Found on Spectacle Island
Spectacle Island
Or This...
Ideal Oyster Restoration Locations- Thompson Island Salt Pond and Wetlands
Thompson Island
 Or this... 
Peddocks Island  Boston Harbor
And you can't beat the commute!
On the Ferry to Boston Harbor islands
You never know who you could meet or see!
Peddock's Island Celebrities
Leonardo DiCaprio filmed on Peddock's Island

Applications are being accepted for National Park Service Visitor Use Assistants, Student Conservation Association youth crew  members to do work on Peddocks Island, and Thompson Island program staff and Green Ambassadors .  More island jobs will be announced over the coming weeks, so check the job postings often and help us spread the word. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Internships in Shellfish Aquaculture Virginia


Ballard Fish and Oyster Company

2015 Internship Program

Ballard Fish and Oyster Company (BFOC) ( is recruiting students/individuals for our 2015 class of interns.  BFOC is a vertically integrated shellfish aquaculture company whose focus is on the production of hard clams and eastern oysters.  Internships are available throughout the range of aquaculture production operations; including hatchery, nursery, and field grow out.

We will recruit up to 8 interns to fill positions ranging in duration from seasonal to yearly.   Individuals will be selected to work in areas of responsibility such as those listed below. 

Example internships include but are not limited to the following
·         All daily aspects of maintenance/operation in shellfish hatchery: spawning, larval culture, post-set maintenance and algae culture. 
·         Nursery culture of shellfish seed.
·         Maintenance of floating upweller system for eastern oyster spat/seed.
·         Grading of hard clam and oyster seed.
·         Working with spat on shell – setting and distribution.
·         Planting of hard clams and eastern oyster seed/spat.
·         Bed maintenance for hard clams.
·         Harvest of hard clams and eastern oysters.
·         Field husbandry on eastern oysters.
·         Internships are paid at a rate to be negotiated during hiring, and would vary with previous experience
·         Interns will work a minimum of 35 hour week, which may include scheduled weekends and holidays. 
·         Duration of internships is flexible, ranging from seasonal to year long.
·         All interns must be at least 18 years of age.
·         Ballard Fish and Oyster will provide housing for all interns.
·         The company does not pay for travel to and from work.
·         The company will provide any necessary gear for all tasks.
To apply, please send resume and statement of interest to Tim Rapine ( and reference the intern position.