DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED FELLOWSHIP 2020
With First State National Historical Park & The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in partnership with First State National Historical Park (FRST) is a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), a coalition of 23 environmental education centers focused on constituency building and stewardship of the Delaware River Watershed. The Alliance, now in its fourth season, is again seeking to hire young people at each center for a 12-week summer fellowship designed to advance their collective impact of improving water quality across the watershed.
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We envision a world where nature and people thrive together. Through our Urban Conservation program, we are working towards building healthy cities in North America, including Wilmington, DE.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for TNC and FRST by engaging the Wilmington community, inspiring watershed stewardship, helping to reach new and underserved audiences and achieve our goals of diversity equity and inclusion. 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 and waterways, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River watershed.
The Watershed Fellow will report to the Stream Stewards Project Manager, and assist with outreach in the Wilmington community, and making connections between watersheds and urban residents, especially youth. The Fellow will spend much of their time out in the field either in urban neighborhoods or in natural settings in the park, as well as time in the TNC Wilmington office.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Engage target communities in Wilmington through education, outreach and stewardship.
- Professionally represent TNC, FRST and AWE at resource fairs and festivals around Wilmington.
- Assist with leading environmental education and programming in targeted communities.
- Explore ways to engage new and diverse communities, including underrepresented audiences in the city.
- Assist with volunteer events and High School summer programs.
- Participate in a three-day supportive watershed stewardship training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 10-12) http://www.peec.org/
- Participate in webinars and check-ins and attend two in-person regional meetings.
- Occasional evening and weekend hours
- Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the Watershed Fellowship Summit on August 14.
- High school diploma or GED
- Age 18 years or older by June 1 start date
- Experience with writing and oral communications
- Experience organizing projects
- Based in Wilmington, DE
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
- Ability to communicate clearly through writing and speaking in English
- Ability to work in a team environment and complete tasks independently
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY
This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a term of June 1 – August 21, 2020 and the pay is $12/hr. If you are interested in applying send an email to the Stream Stewards Project Manager, Kim Hachadoorian: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday April 17th 2020