Current Available Positions:

Research Internship (Unpaid)


Reports to:                   Research Director

Position type:              Part-time, Seasonal (January – May)

Hours:                          Minimum 18 – 24 hours per week between the hours of 9am-5pm M-F

Compensation:           Unpaid

Closing Date:              January 1, 2020

Min. Education Required: Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate in Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, or a Related field


Looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student wishing to gain experience with water quality, chemistry, and ecology. Work involves executing projects to help support supervisors. Ideal candidates would conduct water quality chemistry sampling in the field and in the laboratory, assist with macroinvertebrate identification, and assist in day to day lab operations. 

Essential functions:

  • Obtain experience with field sampling methods and laboratory procedures
  • Learn techniques for macroinvertebrate collection and identification
  • Gain experience with analytical chemistry and water quality analysis
  • Assist with rapid geomorphological assessments 
  • Assist with urban watershed water quality monitoring
  • Hands-on experience with long term continuous monitoring on the Savannah River
  • Learn to communicate verbally and in writing with other team members in a scientific manner

 Qualification Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate in Chemistry/Biology/Ecology/Related field
  • Strong interest in field and laboratory research
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 24 hours a week Monday-Friday for 9-12 weeks
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrate work ethic and have the ability to foster teamwork
  • Task-oriented, an appreciation for native habitats, and be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and basic computer skills, and ability to apply such knowledge of interrelated processes, tasks, and operations
  • Be punctual and demonstrate good time management skills

 Send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to:   kelsey.laymon@phinizycenter.org

 For questions please call 706-396-1419

 Not interested in the jobs above? We are also always looking for good volunteers.