Delaware River Watershed Fellowship 2019 at Independence Seaport Museum
Independence Seaport Museum 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. Centers in the Alliance are connected by the Circuit Trails, the regional trail
network of multi-use bike/pedestrian trails and waterways (rivers, streams, creeks.) The Alliance seeks
to hire young people at each center, for a 12-week summer fellowship designed to advance the
collective impact across the watershed.
Title: Delaware Watershed Fellowship
Hours: 12 week internship from June to August 2019
Description: Watershed Fellows will engage the community through our expanded public docks and
Floating Wetlands while working with high school aged River Ambassadors. Fellows will develop on-
water and dock-side interpretation and programs relating to wetland plants and restoration, native
mussel species, and highlighting the Delaware River in this urban setting.
- Experience with rowing, small boats, and kayaks preferred
- Basic knowledge of environmental science and related fields
- Experience as an educator (formal or informal) preferred
- Basic computer skills
- Good interpersonal communication & flexibility
- Ability and willingness to engage with the public
- Ability to represent the Museum to potential visitors
- Ability to work occasional weekends and weekends, both inside and outside the museum in all
- Patience and attention to detail
- PA Child Abuse History Clearance required
- Age 18 by June 3 start date.
- Engage target communities in the Independence Seaport Museum watershed and Delaware
watershed through stewardship, education, recreation and civic engagement.
- Required to participate in a 3 day supportive watershed stewardship training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 12-14.) 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 Capstone Project to be presented at the end of season Watershed Fellowship Summit, August 16. This individual project should help enhance network goals, deepen the connection and engagement of trail and water users and expand watershed protection and restoration.
- With current education staff, create exciting and hands-on environmental science activities for the public
- Assist with dockside related programming and events
- Engage the public regarding the Delaware Watershed and site-specific environmental features, such as the Floating Wetlands
- Design and create informational materials for audiences of all ages
- Assist with high school aged River Ambassadors on field trips, outreach programs, and general day-to-day
- Support education staff with water-based events, such as Walnut2Walnut
Send a brief cover letter and your resume in an e-mail to Melania Majowicz, Assistant Director of
Education at email@example.com. Please place the job title in the subject heading. No phone
Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the
Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community. For more information,
please visit phillyseaport.org.
Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum
is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.