Natural Resources Intern

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) practices Indian Preference in hiring and awarding of contracts.


Natural Resources INtern
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This is a temporary part time position within the Natural Resources Department. This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Natural Resources Department’s programs. Assignments are developmental in nature and in conjunction with formal education; the employee will gain some of the necessary competencies for a career as an Environmental Technician. Work assignments are selected to ensure that the employee receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions.  The position is funded by grant programs, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant. Employment will continue through the term of the two-year grant. This position is supervised by the Director of the Natural Resources Department.


$12.00 - $14.00


  • Participates in marine/coastal restoration projects.

  • Performs inventorying and monitoring of specific resources.

  • Participates in removal of noxious weeds and replanting of native grass.

  • Participates in design and implementation of outreach education programs.

  • Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Career objective aligned with marine/coastal biology research.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Quick learner, good listener, good communicator.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Detailed-oriented qualities are a must.

  • Must be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution.

  • Has knowledge and research skills of history and culture of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe.

  • A valid Driver's License.


  • Previous experience in marine/coastal environment.


Training may be available for qualified candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.

last updated March 8, 2019