Internship Opportunity: Seasonal Environmental Education Internship – Green Valleys Watershed Association (Application Deadline: 04/24/15)

Job Title: Seasonal Environmental Education Internship
Company: Green Valleys Watershed Association
Location: Pottstown, PA
Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
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Job Type: Paid Job

Green Valleys Watershed Association, located in the suburbs of Pottstown, PA, on 197-acres at Welkinweir, is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual interested in delivering programs to children of various ages, in an informal, outdoor setting.

Green Valleys’ Environmental Education Internship consists of two main positions:
On-Site Program Educator: Assist with, and lead stream and pond study programs, including water quality monitoring and habitat assessments, for visiting 6th grade students.
Senior Camp Counselor: Develop, prepare, and teach age-appropriate, environmental education activities for children attending GVA’s 8-week Summer Nature Day Camp. Grade levels range from 1 to 7, and includes leading students in grades 6 and 7 on field trips.

Education and Experience Required

  • Current or recent college graduate with major or degree in environmental or outdoor education or recreation, environmental science, biology, forestry, or elementary education fields. GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • Interested or experienced in teaching children in outdoor settings.
  • Aptitude/comfort with learning basic natural history/ecology concepts, as needed.
  • Outstanding planning, organizing, and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; ability to be a creative and flexible team player.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Computer literate in MS Office, Word, and Internet research (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign optional).
  • Must pass criminal background check and child abuse clearances; and have own, reliable transportation.

Benefits Weekly Stipend offered. Arrangements can be made for college credit. Housing is not provided.


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