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Clean Marina Program Internship

About the Position

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium) is seeking a part-time Graduate Student Clean Marina Intern for the Extension Program to be based at its office in Charleston, South Carolina. The Clean Marina Intern will work directly with the Coastal Communities Specialist and Extension Program Specialists on tasks and deliverables set by the Clean Marina Program (CMP) steering committee. There is an opportunity to develop a thesis or internship project as part of the work, depending on the student’s interest.

The Consortium is a university-based state agency established in 1980 to optimize the environmental, social, and economic potential of the coastal and marine resources of the state and region through the support of high-quality research, extension, communications, and education programming.

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This position is contingent upon receipt of project funding.

Information on the Clean Marina Program

The South Carolina Clean Marina Program is part of a national effort to protect and improve water quality by controlling nonpoint source water pollution. Originally begun in coastal states with support from the Coastal Zone Management Program and Sea Grant, the Clean Marina Program includes more than 30 states and territories which participate in this voluntary compliance program focused on environmentally-friendly marina and boating practices.

Marinas and boatyards that meet the Clean Marina Program’s environmental performance criteria are recognized for their environmental stewardship and qualify to fly the Clean Marina flag and use the logo in their advertising. As part of the program, these facilities also encourage their customers and other boaters to protect our waterways. The benefits to residents and visitors to South Carolina are clean and healthful waters. The benefits to marina and boatyard operators and owners are:

  • Reduce waste disposal costs
  • Receive free technical assistance
  • Reduce legal liabilities
  • Enjoy free publicity
  • Attract knowledgeable customers
  • Improve water quality and habitat for living resources
  • Demonstrate the facility is a good steward of the environment
  • Generate new sources of revenue

Required Qualifications

The chosen graduate intern will have a well-rounded environmental studies background, experience or a keen interest in extension and outreach programs, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, an ability to coordinate groups and teams of people, superior organizational capability and a willingness to assist in any task.

The Clean Marina Intern will:

  • Coordinate steering committee activities
  • Develop resiliency checklist for the Clean Marina program
  • Help plan and implement workshops with SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
  • Develop marketing plan and conduct social media activities for CMP
  • Coordinate inspection teams and inspections
  • Work with Department of Health & Environmental Control to update CMP Presentation and Guidebook
  • Develop and host CMP Webpage with links to materials and updates as necessary
  • Respond to CMP applicants and questions
  • Work with SCDNR to include CMP presence at boat shows

Position Type

Part-Time; Internship

Work Hours and Travel

20 hours/week, occasional travel in S.C.

To Apply

A complete application will include a letter/e-mail of interest explaining how the internship will be beneficial to the applicant’s career goals, along with a resume or curriculum vitae, and the name of the applicant’s major and/or mentor professor, to be sent in digital format to: Mr. Ryan Bradley, ryan.bradley@scseagrant.org.

For questions contact Susan Lovelace, susan.lovelace@scseagrant.org or 843.953.2078.

This position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium participates in E-Verify.