Watershed Education Intern

  • The Watershed Institute
  • 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ, USA
  • Nov 11, 2019
Internship- Paid Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

The Watershed Institute (formerly The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association) is seeking candidates to fill two Education Intern positions. The internship provides training and experience in a wide range of environmental education activities. The Education Interns work collaboratively with the education team, and report to the Education Director. The Watershed Center is LEED-Platinum Certified and includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a lab, and is surrounded by an outdoor classroom of 980-acres of fields, forests, pond and streams. Compensation: $15,500 salary plus housing on site.


Start Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020                                    End Date: Friday, December 18, 2020

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and occasional Mondays and evenings
  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., plus several evenings or overnights during camp (June 22-August 28)
  • Work days may shift based on program load.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Education Staff to design and teach a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor programs:
  • Public programs for all ages, including weekly preschool classes
  • School programs that are inquiry-based, some which address the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Scout badge workshops and children’s birthday parties
  • Special events and festivals
  • Work at Watershed Nature Camp as a Counselor or Group Leader
  • Assist with care of a small collection of education animals (reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish)
  • Create a personal portfolio documenting the internship
  • Complete a final intern project
  • Perform administrative tasks such as registering visitors for programs and operating the gift shop sales station
  • Other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity



  • Minimum age of 21
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED required by January 29, 2019
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Degree or college coursework in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
  • Passion for teaching and sharing nature with others
  • Strong experience working with children in an outdoor setting
  • Excellent communication skills with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Friendly, personable, service-oriented attitude
  • Patience, flexibility, and punctuality
  • Eagerness to learn and work hard
  • Skilled in collaboration, cooperation, and communication with co-workers
  • Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is highly desirable



  • Bi-weekly pay by direct deposit
  • Housing on-site, including wi-fi, heat, electricity, and water
  • Ten vacation days, to be scheduled based on program load.
  • Invaluable experience working at an environmental not-for-profit


Posting will remain active until both positions are filled.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please use the subject line: Internship Application Your last name.

To apply, submit a cover letter including a brief statement on what contribution you will make to strengthen our diverse working, learning and living environment; your resume; and list of references to the attention of:


Pat Heaney, Senior Educator

The Watershed Institute

31 Titus Mill Road

Pennington, NJ  08534

609-737-3735 ext 11    


Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


$15500 annual

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