Employment

Keeping water clean, safe, and healthy is the heart of our mission. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. We hope you’ll join us!

 

 

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 29, 2019                                    End Date: Friday, December 13, 2019

  • 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 24-August 30)
  • 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
  • Work at Watershed Nature Camp as a Counselor or Group Leader
  • Create web material and hands-on teaching tools
  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

 

Benefits:

  • 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.  To apply, submit cover letter, 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

pheaney@thewatershed.org

Please use the subject line: Internship Application Your last name