Delaware River Watershed Fellowship 2018 at Fairmount Water Works
The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for Audubon Pennsylvania and the Delaware River watershed by engaging our watershed community, inspiring watershed stewardship and helping APA reach and engage new and underserved audiences. By the end of the 12 weeks of service, Fellows will have become local watershed ambassadors in their community and will have introduced many new people to their local trails, waterways, and environmental center, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River watershed.
The Watershed Education Fellow will support our diverse team of watershed education specialists at the FWW, the public education outreach center for the Philadelphia Water Department.
Our Watershed Fellows will have a varied and dynamic summer experience, interacting with visitors of all ages at the Interpretive Center, out in the field, along the trail, and on the water. In any given week, Fellows may interact with research scientists and classroom teachers as well as young people from 3 years and up. The Fairmount Water Works’ ideal candidate is creative and flexible and interested in learning how to engage audiences of all ages in the understanding and protection of our waterways. Candidates with strong communication and organization skills and the ability to multi-task are encouraged to apply. No past environmental education experience is needed. We are located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill River — an ideal place to spend the summer.
Position Location: Philadelphia, PA.
Mandatory Fellowship Activities:
- Required to participate in a 3-day supportive watershed stewardship training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 13-15.) http://www.peec.org/
- Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly webinars and check-ins.
- Fellows will attend 2 (two) in-person regional meetings.
- Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the end of season Watershed Fellowship Summit, August 17. This individual project should help enhance network goals, deepen the connection and engagement of trail and water users and expand watershed protection and restoration.
- Complete other tasks as assigned.
- June 4, 2018: Fellow start date at Audubon Pennsylvania.
- June 13 – 15: Required Watershed Stewardship Training (overnight) at Pocono Environmental Education Center. (Food, transportation and accommodations )
- August 17: Watershed Fellowship Summit at John Heinz NWR, Philadel
- August 24: Last day of Fellowship
Compensation: This position pays $12/hr. Fellows will serve 35-40 hrs./week for 12 weeks.
How to apply:
Contact: Send a letter of interest to Ellen Schultz,
Associate Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018