Summer Research and Education Internship Program

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2018: Education Internship (Paid)

This 12-week, 32 hour/week internship will focus on promoting Jug Bay’s education goals through the development of new curriculum, film vignettes, and provide input into the development of an education portal for the Jug Bay website.  The successful applicant will have a demonstrated interest and passion in environmental education and the natural world.


  • Creating substantive and robust indoor environmental education curriculum to support Sanctuary field trips during periods of inclement weather; 
  • Designing and creating a variety of film vignettes/promotional videos highlighting JBWS education programs, on-site research, etc.;
  • Research dynamic and information education portals and provide recommendations for an education portal for JBWS; 
  • Other projects may be developed based on intern’s interests and Sanctuary needs.

Candidates Should Have

  • Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills;
  • Be very comfortable sending emails and making phone calls to potential Jug Bay partners;
  • An educational background in environmental education, marketing, or communications is a plus;
  • High proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and photo/video editing softwares;
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to manage time effectively;
  • A love for the natural world is a must!

Application Instructions
Qualified applicants should submit the following in their application package:

  • A one page statement of interest demonstrating the applicant's qualifications for the position; 
  • A one-page resume;
  • Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable);
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Applications must be received by April 1st, 2018. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview by April 5th, 2018. The position start date will be on or about June 1, 2018.
Financial Support
The Friends of Jug Bay will provide an internship stipend totaling $4,000; one installment of $2,000 will be given after the 6th week of the internship. A final payment of $2000 will be made upon the receipt of internship deliverables. Interns must provide their own transportation.

To Apply:
Email completed applications to:
Liana Vitali
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

For more information contact:
Liana Vitali  at 410.741.9330 or
We look forward to hearing from you!

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is one of ten parks operated by Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. It is also one of three sites that comprise the Maryland Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. It contains 1,700 acres of open water, tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens, and fields. Jug Bay is located in the tidal reaches of the Patuxent River (about 45 miles from the river’s mouth at Solomons Island). The Sanctuary’s mission is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of estuarine ecosystems through outdoor education, research, stewardship, and volunteerism.

The Friends of Jug Bay (FOJB) is a non-profit organization that supports education,
stewardship, and research programs at the Sanctuary. FOJB funds annually one
undergraduate/graduate summer research internship to advance the Sanctuary’s
knowledge on topics of interest regarding its natural resources and social history.
Internships are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who will conduct a summer research project within Sanctuary grounds under the mentorship of a staff member or an associated researcher.

Interested in Supporting the Jug Bay Summer Internship Program?

Our internship programs are made possible by the tremendous support we receive from the Friends of Jug Bay, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation and understanding of Jug Bay and the surrounding watershed.

For more information about the Friends of Jug Bay or to learn how to support their efforts, visit