Ipswich Open Space Program Summer Intern

The Town of Ipswich Planning Department is seeking applications for a non-benefited, part-time summer intern to join the Open Space Program for Summer 2023. The program is a product of Ipswich residents’ long-time commitment and appreciation for the conservation of open lands for public enjoyment and protection of important habitat and resource values.

This position provides a unique opportunity for students or recent graduates who are interested in gaining experience in the municipal or environmental sector in land conservation and land stewardship projects. The Open Space Program intern will assist the Open Space Steward and Open Space Protection Manager, and support the Open Space Committee as needed. Primary activities include field work and program administration. Field work will consist of trail stewardship, site visits, and documentation. Administrative activities could include GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping, data and document management, and report writing.

The candidate should understand field conditions can be uncomfortable and pose risks through exposure to poisonous plants, infectious insects, and overgrown conditions. This position requires good organizational skills with documents and materials for report preparation.

This is a non-benefited, part-time (average 2-3 days a week, Monday-Friday), seasonal position with a pay rate of $16/hr (may vary with experience and education). Start and end dates are flexible and will be negotiated, but typically range from mid-May to late-August.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume as email attachments to:

mollys@ipswichma.gov & betho@ipswichma.gov
Molly Shea, Open Space Protection Manager & Beth O’Connor, Open Space Steward

To learn more about Ipswich Open Space Program, visit: https://www.ipswichma.gov/353/Open-Space-Program