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Job Opportunities

The spring 2024 team pose together for a photo.

ALLARM employs 10-12 Dickinson students part-time during the school year and 2-3 students full-time during the summer from all majors and provides excellent diversity of experience in verbal, written, and professional skills. Hiring is typically conducted in March or April.

We are currently accepting applications! The 2024-2025 application can be found HERE and is due on March 31st at 11:59 PM to 

Each student on staff holds focused positions and conducts various projects based on their interests and diversity of skills. In addition to their main projects, each student has the opportunity to work with professional organizations, develop relationships with the community, facilitate staff meetings and bi-monthly environmental discussions, publish a research article in the annual Stream of Consciousness newsletter, participate in environmental education events, engage the community in meetings and workshops, and more.

The official title of our students is Watershed Coordinator, and some projects and opportunities include:

Technical Assistance

  • Assist with water quality monitoring workshops for ALLARM's partner organizations and Stream Team volunteers
  • Develop GIS maps illustrating land use, geology, discharges, demographics, and water bodies
  • Create manuals, protocols, and training resources for volunteer and organizational use
  • Research environmental policies and aquatic-based information for effective assistance and capacity building for the community

Public Outreach and Education

  • Write articles for the annual newsletter, Stream of Consciousness, or for the ALLARM blog
  • Design and create organizational marketing materials for events and programs
  • Develop and maintain organizational social media 
  • Participate in presentations both on campus and for community partners

Laboratory Aquatic Research

  • Conduct monthly baseline analysis on the LeTort Spring Run
  • Perform laboratory testing for quality assurance verification for volunteer water quality monitors to ensure that equipment is being used correctly
  • Research and test water quality monitoring techniques appropriate for volunteer use