Watershed Education Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00am



Pennington, NJ
United States

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Job Description:

The internship at The Watershed Institute  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. 

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)
  • Keep a naturalist journal 
  • 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 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

How to Apply:

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      


Please use the subject line: Internship Application Your last name