Healthy Harbor Internship


Waterfront Partnership is a non-profit dedicated to revitalizing Baltimore’s waterfront. The mission of our Healthy Harbor initiative is to inspire the City to explore, love, and clean the Baltimore Harbor. We are a small but dedicated team working from the Harbor East area in Baltimore, MD. Our work includes the famous Mr. Trash Wheel, the Harbor Scholars Program, the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership, the annual Baltimore Floatilla, and so much more. As water quality improves, we look forward to increasing water recreation access in the Harbor so that anyone in Baltimore can enjoy our beautiful corner of the Chesapeake Bay.


We are seeking a Healthy Harbor Intern who is passionate about connecting Baltimoreans to their waterways. The Intern will learn about clean water issues and solutions within the context of Baltimore City and gain hands-on experience in leading environmental education activities with both children and adults.


This is a 30-40 hours per week position, depending on the applicant’s availability. It is to begin as soon as possible, but no later than early March, and ending in mid-late May. The Intern must be available two Saturday mornings per month, which will count towards the total 30-40 hour work week. There is potential to continue into the summer, but that will depend on the interest and availability of the intern and their performance in the position. The position pays $15/hour on a contractual basis without benefits.


The Intern will assist the Program Manager with Harbor Scholars field trips for City Schools 5th grade students by:

  • Learning about the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) model
  • Organizing and preparing supplies for field trips at the waterfront
  • Leading students in activities that help them understand issues and solutions to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay

The Intern will also work on Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership volunteer events for adults and children by:

  • Learning and being able to explain basic oyster ecology, biology, and policy to volunteers
  • Organizing and preparing supplies for oyster gardening events
  • Assisting volunteers with collecting oyster and water quality measurements
  • Inputting volunteer data into Excel

Depending on interest and experience, the Intern may contribute to these programs in further ways, such as developing new educational materials, analyzing data, assisting with program evaluation, or another project that aligns with the Intern’s interests.


Please send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “[Full Name]: Internship Application” to no later than 5pm, February 17, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.