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Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators – 2021

WNY PRISM is seeking to fill several Boat Stewards/Environmental Educator positions across the region. This is the perfect job for college students, young professionals and anyone interested in environmental education and invasive species management.

Boat Stewards will interact daily with the public at boat launches, discussing invasive species and performing voluntary boat inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and animals from all types of watercraft. Removal of aquatic plants and animals will help to prevent the transport and spread of aquatic invasive species. Boat Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Boat Stewards may have the opportunity to assist with invasive species removal projects. Projects may include early detection/rapid response efforts, or control projects to reduce established populations of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Boat Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch, however there is the potential for coverage needs to require occasional travel to other launches. 

We are currently seeking to fill launches within Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie and Orleans Counties. 

The positions will remain open until filled. Positions are full-time, temporary (40 hours/week) and will continue through Labor Day. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday – Sunday, 7:00 – 5:30. Questions can be directed to Nicole Smeenk, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at

Please see full job descriptions and apply online at:


Internships (Internship Flier)

WNY PRISM is seeking students in need of an internship to fulfill class requirements, or those otherwise looking for professional experience as they prepare for their careers. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, and is willing to accept interested students from any local university or college.

Interns are accepted for spring semester only (Jan – May), but applications are accepted throughout the preceding fall semester. Interested students must submit a resume, internship requirements (if applicable) and a project idea.

For more information, please contact Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator at

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