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Restoration Project Monitoring Intern, NOAA, PAID
Megan Callahan Grant, Marine Resource Specialist, NOAA Fisheries Restoration Center
Part-time, Temporary, ~10 hours/week for 10 weeks during spring quarter 2012
The NOAA Restoration Center is involved in restoration planning for the Portland Harbor
Superfund Site. NOAA and the other natural resource trustees are working with potentially
responsible parties from the Superfund Site to identify restoration opportunities and implement
high-value restoration projects. Restoration project construction in Portland Harbor may begin
as early as Summer 2012.
A key component of the long term success of these restoration projects will be monitoring their
effectiveness to determine whether or not the restoration sites function as intended and provide
benefits to potentially injured species in Portland Harbor. The NOAA Restoration Center is
looking for an intern to assist with developing a statistically rigorous monitoring plan for
potential restoration projects in Portland Harbor.
More information on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, the Trustees, and restoration planning
efforts can be found at http://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/Contaminants/PortlandHarbor/
The main focus of this internship will be to develop a monitoring plan that can serve as a
template for restoration projects implemented through Portland Harbor settlements.
The successful applicant will review existing monitoring plans and protocols being used in the
Lower Columbia and tributaries, and at other natural resource damage sites, and use this
information to develop a statistically based study design. Preparation of this monitoring plan will
include review of background information on the Portland Harbor Natural Resource Damage
Assessment case and other similar cases including the focus species and their habitats and the
types of compensatory habitat restoration that are likely to occur in the harbor.
Development of a statistically rigorous study design and documentation of the design in a written
monitoring plan. Gathering of preliminary cost estimates for various monitoring components.
Graduate students with an undergraduate education in any of the following areas: environmental
science, biology, statistics, or other related field are eligible for this position. Some graduate
student coursework in statistics is preferred. The most qualified applicants will also have
experience with aquatic habitat monitoring and monitoring plan design.
Compensation is a maximum of $1030 per term at a rate of $10.27 per hour. The number of
internships hours may vary depending on student or position needs. Additionally, to the extent
possible there will be opportunities for learning, training, networking, and professional
Send cover letter, resume, proof of at least half time enrollment for Spring 2012 (e.g. letter from
advisor) and copy of unofficial transcript to Lauren Senkyr at email@example.com
Please submit application materials by 5 PM on Wednesday February 15, 2012.
For position-specific questions contact Megan Callahan Grant, Megan.Callahan-
Grant@noaa.gov (503) 231-2213. Questions pertaining to the program requirements or hiring
process can be directed to Lauren Senkyr, Lauren.Senkyr@noaa.gov (503) 231-2110 or Nancy
Munn, Nancy.Munn@noaa.gov (503) 231-6269.
More information about the Northwest Region of the NOAA Restoration Center can be found