JOB OPENING: Summer intern

The CFRF is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill the position of a CFRF Summer Intern in May 2019. Applications are due by Friday, April 19, 2019.

A full description of this job opening and application instructions are available HERE.

Position Summary: Part-time position with the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation to assist the CFRF staff in an American Lobster maturity study.

Project Justification: Increases in water temperatures over the past several decades have likely resulted in changes to lobster size at maturity and growth patterns. The CFRF is working with partners at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and Maine Department of Marine Resources to collect updated information on lobster maturity in order to inform the upcoming stock assessment.

Time frame and Compensation: The position will last for 10 weeks, beginning mid-May 2019. The Summer Intern will maintain an average of 15-20 hours of work/week and will receive an overall stipend of $1,500 for the time period of May 20, 2019 - July 26, 2019. The stipend will be paid in the following manner: $300 on the 15th and 30th/31st of each month beginning on May 31st, 2019.

Scope of Work: A paid intern will work on a part-time basis for the CFRF assisting the Executive Director and CFRF staff with an American Lobster Maturity Project.

Main work tasks will include the following:

  • Assist CFRF staff with collecting, transporting, and processing lobsters.

  • Assist CFRF staff with lobster dissections at the MA DMF laboratory in New Bedford, MA, including analysis of morphometrics and ovarian stage for each lobster, and collection of oocyte images.

  • Assist with the analysis of oocyte images.

  • Assist with data management.


  • Pursuing a Bachelors or higher degree with a major in fisheries, biology, marine science, oceanography, or a related field.

  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.

  • Must be able to sit and dissect lobsters/perform computer work for up to 8 hours a day.

  • Intern will be required to drive twice a week to SMAST laboratory in New Bedford, MA for lobster dissection.

  • Experience with dissection and compound microscope is desired.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to by Friday, April 19, 2019.

Other Job Opportunities

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is always interested in hearing from people looking for career opportunities in areas related to the Foundation’s administrative work. This includes general office work, program management, bookkeeping, accounting, business management, and communications. Please feel free to send us a letter of introduction and your resume at any time. If and when positions arise that match your experience and interests, we will contact you. Letters of introduction and resumes can be sent to:

Teresa Winneg, CFRF Business Manager –