Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER Seeking College-Level Summer and Fall Semester Interns

Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® is a 501(c)(3) grassroots, advocacy-based membership organization expanding its capacity to safeguard and protect water quality, sensitive species and communities within the Gunpowder Bird, Bush and Middle River’s watersheds through scientific monitoring of the river, and championing enforcement and compliance with environmental laws.

Gunpowder Riverkeeper is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 10-20 hours a week) and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester’s length of time; an intern would be willing to work in person at our office in Sparks, MD, hybrid, or remotely to assist in the following areas:

Communications and Marketing:

  • Assist in devising a new marketing campaign for the Gunpowder River watershed
  • Provide content and update website and social media platforms
  • Film and Videography Production

Fund Raising:

  • Assist with developing a fundraising campaign
  • Assist with grant research, writing and submission

Program Support:

  • Assist with water quality monitoring
  • Assist with permit compliance
  • Assist vulnerable populations with higher environmental burdens
  • Assist with Nature Center planning, programming and funding.

Please Note: At this time these internship opportunities will not provide compensation, but students may be able to receive credit depending on their institution/department. We are willing to work with any level college student. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. The internship may be extended based on performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to everyone. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. RIVERKEEPER does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, veteran status, disability, AIDS/HIV status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law and welcomes all to apply.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Theaux Le Gardeur at

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