The Watershed Association offers a variety of internships year-round for students interested in gaining experience at a nonprofit, environmental organization. Internships are offered in the areas of conservation, advocacy, science and education, as well as in communications. Internships take place at the Watershed Center, and can vary in length, as we offer seasonal and part-time opportunities. Depending on the subject and duration of each internship, the experience can be oriented around a large project, or can involve the completion of various diverse tasks within the intern’s relevant area of interest.

We offer internships which meet numerous educational requirements, and are able to work with the specialized skills of our applicants. Ask about opportunities at the Watershed Association through your school or organization today, or fill out the contact form to indicate your interest.

Watershed Teacher-Naturalist Internship

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidates to fill two PAID positions as Teacher-Naturalist Interns in the Education Department. Located in Hopewell Township, NJ, the internship provides training and experience in a wide range of environmental education activities.

The Education Interns work in the LEED-Platinum certified Watershed Center, which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a lab. We utilize the surrounding 950-acre Watershed Reserve with its fields, forests, pond and streams as an outdoor classroom. The interns work with a team of environmental educators and report to the Education Director. Compensation: $15,000 salary plus housing on site.

Start Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 – End Date: Saturday, December 16, 2018

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
[Camp Season: June 18-August 17] – Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5:30PM, plus some evenings and overnights

Position Location: The Watershed Center & Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team with Education Staff to plan and implement a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including:
    • Weekly preschool and weekend programs for families and adults
    • Inquiry-based school programs and field trips, addressing the Next Generation Science Standards
    • Scout badge workshops and children’s birthday parties
  • Work at Watershed Nature Camp 2018 as Group Leader or Camp Counselor
  • Create web material and hands-on teaching tools
  • Assist with animal care for small collection in the Watershed Center (reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish)
  • Keep a naturalist journal
  • Create a personal portfolio documenting the internship
  • Complete a final intern project
  • Perform simple administrative tasks such as greeting visitors, program registrations, processing payments
  • Other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity



  • Academic background (college course work and/or degree preferable) in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
  • Experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for working in the outdoors, in all weather conditions
  • Passion for sharing nature and the environment with others
  • Good communication skills with children and adults
  • Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
  • Ability to be on their feet and walking for extended periods of time and able to lift a min. 25 lbs.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and adult and child CPR.
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is highly desirable


Posting will remain active until both positions are filled. Electronic submissions are preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and list of references to the attention of:


Pat Heaney, Education Manager
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-3735 ext 11


SBMWA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.