Thesis/Internships/Assistantships

Last Updated: November 14th, 2022

Thesis Project with SC DNR

  • This project is highly interdisciplinary. It supports sustainable fisheries, but specifically includes mass spectrometry and mapping. This is a super exciting opportunity for someone. We have the majority of samples in hand right now, so this is a project a student could get started on right away. The project is at least partially funded. All sampling and analysis is paid for, and there is a possibility of student funding as well.
  • Click here to learn more
  • Contact Julie Vecchio VecchioJ@dnr.sc.gov if interested

Expo Planning Internship- Charleston County

  • $15/hour, ~10 hours/week, in person
  • Assist with planning the Hazards Expo in May 2023
  • Will also be responsible for some administrative/office work 
  • Preferably a EVSS/MPA student
  • Contact Diamond Cooper dcooper@charlestoncounty.org for more information. Email her your resume if interested

Shellfish Management Internship Opportunity

  • 6 month internship, 20 hours/week, $12/hour
  • Use statistical analyses to estimate a sustainable level of harvest on SSGs based on historical landings, SSG assessment data and environmental data.
  • Use the estimated sustainable levels of harvest to research output control options at individual SSG, regional, and statewide scales.
  • Research adaptive management techniques. Assess equitability and identify drawbacks and benefits of different techniques.
  • Research adaptive management techniques. Assess equitability and
    identify drawbacks and benefits of different techniques.
  • Click here to learn more and apply

Water and Tree Internship- Town of James Island

  • The goal of this project is to assess natural resources related to water quality of James Island Creek and our urban forest on James Island. To this end water quality data will be collected from several locations around James Island Creek and compared with dry and wet weather conditions. For the urban forest interns will catalog the location, species, and quality of each tree in public locations on James Island. In doing so, trees that require maintenance may be identified and those that are in poor condition replaced.
  • $12/hour, apply by December 5th
  • Click here to learn more and apply

Coastal Environmental Quality (CEQ) Program Specialist- Graduate Assistantship with SC SeaGrant

  • Job duties include: 
  • Coordinate communication, program logistics, and meeting planning across the project team
  • Contribute to project literature review, gap analysis, and network analysis tasks
  • Collaborate with the team to develop project webpage, story map content, and other communications materials
  • Provide support on project outreach and engagement activities
  • $15/hour, 20 hours/week
  • Click here to learn more and apply

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Masters Thesis Opportunity - Charleston Climate Coalition

The Charleston Climate Coalition has developed an Environmental Justice Profile, a scientifically-informed tool that local communities can use to assess their vulnerability and exposure to at least twenty-eight different indicators of environmental justice. We are preparing to implement the profile in a community in Spring 2023. This could be a great opportunity to develop a Master's student thesis project.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Jen Wright, wrightjj1@cofc.edu

Kings Marsh Restoration Research Opportunity