Water Quality Intern

Miami Waterkeeper is seeking a part-time water quality intern. This position will support Miami Waterkeeper's routine water quality monitoring program and will involve a 5-10 hour per week commitment across Miami Dade and Broward Counties. 

Job Responsibilities 

Water Quality Monitoring

  • Collects samples, both routine and opportunistic, as part of the water quality monitoring program across Miami Dade and Broward Counties-- must have personal transportation 
  • Completes Miami Waterkeeper's water quality training program

  • Abides by sampling schedules (all samples must be analyzed within 6 hours of collection) to ensure timely completion of sampling
  • Coordinates with Water Quality Research Manager for sample collection and delivery

  • Collects data using apps in the field, records data on the field sheet, takes site pictures, sends site pictures to Water Quality Research Manager

  • Works 5-10 hours/week

  • Abides by water quality program procedures and processes

  • Proficient and adept in handling YSI meters
  • Notifies Water Quality Research Manager of equipment/supply needs


  • Valid Driver's License -- required 
  • Personal vehicle and motor vehicle insurance (all mileage and tolls will be reimbursed) -- required 

  • Florida Boater Safety License and/or Captain's license
  • Undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in water quality monitoring and research
  • Ability to be routinely available to collect and process samples on a weekly basis

  • Attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records

  • Ability to follow sampling protocols and safety requirements 


Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line "Field Technician Application." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We will reach out to candidates for interviews beginning April 19th.


Water Quality - Field Technician
Water Quality Intern
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