Monitoring Offshore Wind Energy Development

2023 Internship: Monitoring Offshore Wind Energy Development

The Brady Lab at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center is recruiting an undergraduate summer intern with an interest in monitoring offshore wind energy development. The offshore wind industry is rapidly expanding on the U.S. east coast, which generates an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for each leased project. These statements provide thorough Mitigation and Monitoring plans for each project. Understanding what each project is planning to do in terms of mitigation and monitoring and how the efforts are similar and different is an important gap in knowledge. 

The selected candidate will work with a current graduate student and Prof. Damian Brady to review leased offshore wind Mitigation and Monitoring plans and create a deliverable product targeted for stakeholders and research scientists comparing project requirements. This position does not require field or lab experience. There will be opportunities to be involved with field and lab work within the Brady lab at the DMC, however the primary project will be based in reading and writing synthesis. Note that policy-oriented students are encouraged to apply and will join a strong interdisciplinary community at the University’s marine laboratory, where a number of researchers and students are working on solving challenges related to marine conservation, fisheries, and environmental sustainability.

Housing will be contingent on availability. Compensation is $15.80 per hour, for 40 hours per week. The internship is expected to begin mid-May and end early-August with flexibility on dates.

Application requirements & materials: Resume or CV, Unofficial transcript, Short writing sample (can be coursework)

Due date: 2/28/23

By February 28, 2023, send application materials to Everett Rzeszowski,, (908) 967-7910 AND Dr. Damian Brady,