Clean Boats Clean Waters​ Paid 2023 Summer Internships​

Located in beautiful northern Wisconsin, the Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) program focuses on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in the Vilas County area and provides information to the boating public regarding AIS prevention.

Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience with the following responsibilities:  

  • Collecting and recording data in accordance with the Wisconsin Clean Boats Clean Waters program interview protocol 
  • Inspect boats, trailers, tow vehicles and related equipment for the presence of aquatic plants, animals, or water 
  • Compliance with Wisconsin laws, working alongside lake organizations and the Vilas County wardens, prohibiting launching or transporting of boats and related equipment with aquatic plants, animals, or water on board 
  • Conducting field research regarding water quality and terrestrial/AIS mapping for each landing 
  • Uploading collected data to a State database and UW Oshkosh database weekly ​​

Salary and Benefits

Interns receive a gross income of $5,000 for the summer with the opportunity to earn more, There is plenty of free time to have fun in the Northwoods or get a second job to earn more for school. There is a $1,250 travel is reimbursement for each intern. Also, housing (usually a local house) is provided and paid for by the University. You may also potentially sign-up for internship credits for your experience.​​

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to, or contact the UW Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays for more information. The ERIC is at 783 Pearl Avenue, just behind Kolf by the river. Apply early, as positions will be filled on rolling basis! Students from any UW school are welcome to apply.​​

We expect all positions to be filled by March 10, 2023!