The Watershed Institute is seeking candidates to fill an Education Intern position. The internship provides training and experience in a wide range of environmental education activities. The Education Intern works collaboratively with the education team, and reports 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, a pond and streams. Compensation: $15,500 salary plus housing on site.
Start Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 End Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
- 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 14 -August 19)
- Work days may shift based on program load.
- Work collaboratively with Education Staff to design and teach a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor programs as well as COVID era remote 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 start of placement.
- 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.
- Ability to adapt to presenting online and socially distanced programs during the pandemic.
- 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 the position is filled. Electronic submissions are required.
Job Types: Full-time, Internship
Pay: $15,000.00 – $15,500.00 per year
- 8 hour shift
Our building is currently closed to the public. Outdoor programs on our reserve take place with limited capacity, social distancing, and mask wearing required.
Ability to Commute/Relocate:
- Pennington, NJ 08534 (Preferred)
- Bachelor’s (Preferred)
- CPR Certification (Preferred)
- One location
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
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- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place