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Restoration and Environmental Education Intern

Assist with wetland restoration, including leading weekly to biweekly work parties, with staff and volunteer support, at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Assist in developing environmental education curriculum for work parties and volunteers, and/or assist in developing an onsite native plant propagation system and education.

Internship Overview

Assist with wetland restoration, including leading weekly to biweekly work parties, with staff and volunteer support, at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Assist in developing environmental education curriculum for work parties and volunteers, and/or assist in developing an onsite native plant propagation system and education.

Details

Time Commitment: 8 to 16 hours per week, depending on availability, October 2016 through June 2017.

Schedule: Consistent availability on two or more weekdays is required; occasional Saturday availability is preferred. Weekday work parties are 3 to 5 hours and generally take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Compensation: This is an unpaid intern position, but can be completed for school credit at some institutions.

Work Site: Restoration activities take place at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle). Otherwise, work location is at Seattle Tilth’s office in Wallingford at 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.

Supervisor: Chris Hoffer, Environmental Programs Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in restoration activities (sheet mulching, invasive plant removal, planting, etc.)
  • Plan, support and lead work parties with volunteers, community and business groups and schools
  • Research and develop plan for onsite native plant propagation
  • Research and develop environmental education curriculum to incorporate into restoration activities and volunteer opportunities
  • Support volunteer outreach and engagement through outreach, social media, etc.
  • Assist with administrative tasks, including data entry and reporting

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience and interest in restoration ecology, environmental education and/or native plant propagation
  • Must enjoy doing physical work outside, in all types of weather
  • Ability and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

 

Benefits:

  • Gain and apply knowledge and experience related to forest and wetland restoration
  • Develop communication, environmental education, and group management skills
  • Make professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff, partner organizations and volunteers
  • Contribute to the organic gardening, local food, food justice and environmental movement

 


Application Process

Important Dates and Deadlines: Priority will be given to applications received by October 20, 2016.

Questions? Email Chris Hoffer at chrishoffer@seattletilth.org for more information.

 

About Seattle Tilth

Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system. Our program areas include the environment, farming, gardening, cooking and nutrition, food distribution and community events.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Seattle Tilth!

Last revised: 9/14/2016

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