Summer Programs Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:00pm



Bainbridge Island, WA
United States

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Job Description:

Designed to mirror the experience of a camper, but over a longer period of time, this program provides valuable skills in teaching, behavior management, reflection, and community building. Begin the summer by getting to know our forest on Bainbridge Island, then gradually work up to creating your own week-long day camp experience with the assistance of a mentor.
Strong applicants will be creative, flexible and dependable undergraduate with a sincere interest in education, science, art, sustainability, or a related field. Skills in education can translate well to many fields, so a variety of majors are encouraged to apply.

Experience working with children in the outdoors is preferred. A strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a team will assure success in this position.
Summer Programs Interns will gain valuable skills in experiential education and access to a network of like-minded professionals. Housing for the duration of the program is provided, as well as a food stipend. Our programs are primarily day camps, so at no point will any staff live with campers. College credit may be applied for through your school.


  • Undergraduate student working toward a four-year degree with a sincere interest in Environmental/Science/Multicultural Education, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Some experience working with children and environmental education preferable
  • Creative, flexible, and able to work closely with a Summer Programs Instructor
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Strong work ethic, punctual, dependable, and ability to work long hours
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, children, and parents
  • Must be able to comply with and maintain a smoke-free and drug-free work environment
  • Current First Aid and CPR required by training start date (WFA desirable but not required)
  • Must be at least 18 years-old


  • Valuable skills in teaching, behavior management, reflection, and community building
  • Housing for the duration of camps (afternoon of June 20 through noon on August 6, 2017)
  • Food stipend at the beginning of the program
  • Possible college credit approved by your school
  • Valuable networking opportunities in the world of environmental & progressive education

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, internship application (below), and contact information for three current references to:
Search for IslandWood Summer Programs Intern
Attn: Community Education Manager
4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110