Watershed Education Intern via Indeed

The Watershed Institute

Pennington, NJ, United States 🇺🇸

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

COVID-19 considerations:
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)

Work Location:

  • One location

Internship Compensation:

  • Pay

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

Company’s website:

  • https://thewatershed.org/

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/theH2Oshed

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • 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