Watershed Education Intern

  • The Watershed Institute
  • The Watershed Institute, Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ, USA
  • Dec 06, 2022
Internship- Paid Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

The Watershed Institute 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 reports to the Education Director. The Watershed Center, located in Pennington NJ, 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, a pond and streams The Watershed Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color.

Salary: $25,000 plus housing on site.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 End Date: Friday December 15, 2023

● Full time: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
● Workdays may shift based on program load to include occasional Saturdays and evenings.

Job Responsibilities:
● Work collaboratively with Education Staff to design and teach a wide variety of hands-on programs.
● Public programs for all ages, including weekly preschool classes
● School programs that are inquiry-based, some of which address the Next Generation Science Standards
● 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
● Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift and carry 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.
● Willingness to collaborate, cooperate, and communicate 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

This posting will remain active until the positions are filled. Electronic submissions required, send all necessary documentation to Anna Hill ahill@thewatershed.org. 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 find out more about The Watershed Institute please visit our website: www.thewatershed.org 


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Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO