Internship Details

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Website:
https://www.upperdeschuteswatershedcouncil.org/

Internship Title
Upstream Explorers Internship
Area Industry Minimum Age Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Bend Education 18 Eligible to receive a reimbursement for education-related expenses up to $1,500. 1
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes Yes Yes 5-10 hours per week when camp is not in session and 30 hours per week during June 21st- 24th, July 26th- 29th, and August 23rd- 26th Mon-Fri
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
2021-06-01 2021-06-21 2021-08-26 Yes No
Background Check
Yes

Description
Internship Summary:
In partnership with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is offering an educational internship opportunity. The intern will play an active role in assisting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council with many aspects of our summer watershed education program. The intern will work closely with the Watershed Council Education Director and Education Coordinator to help deliver watershed education activities and events throughout the summer. Utilizing strong communication skills, and enthusiasm for teaching, and an interest in natural resources, the intern will have valuable opportunities to assist with a diversity of elements within the Watershed Council’s education program. Educational program delivery will include: organizing educational supplies and summer camp materials, supervising children ages 6-12 during camp activities, assisting children with trail etiquette and safe hiking protocols, helping facilitate streamside learning activities, and developing watershed educational materials and activities. The intern will also have multiple opportunities to connect with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, assist with collaborative events, and network with Children’s Forest partners.
 
General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): The intern will spend the majority of his/her time as an assistant educator during our Upstream Explorers summer camp. The intern will be working with children at streamside locations- hiking, assisting with stream studies, facilitating learning games and activities, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all campers. In addition, the intern will assist with summer camp coordination, organization of camp materials and supplies, communication with parents and guardians, and general summer camp support.
 
Requirements:
1.     Interest in non-traditional education programs.
2.     Enthusiasm for working with students in outdoor education.
3.     Open-minded and positive attitude toward children with all levels of physical ability and emotional development.
4.     Excellent written and oral communication skills.
5.     Physical ability to hike up to three miles on uneven terrain while wearing a 10-20 pound backpack.
6.     Willingness to work outside under all weather conditions and to travel to various summer camp locations throughout Central Oregon (safe, competent driver, insured)
7.     Ability to work independently as well as being a strong team player.
8.     Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
9.     Regular and reliable attendance.
10.   Completed background check.
 
Preferred Qualifications

1.   At least one year of successful work experience in education, natural resources, community development, and/or youth development.

2.   Foundation of knowledge of local conservation and education issues.

 

Educational Aspect

Intern Benefits Include:

The Watershed Council is committed to crafting this position into a significant learning experience for the selected applicant. The intern will receive hands-on experience in summer camp coordination and field-based education. The intern will also have opportunities to network with formal and non-formal educators and Children’s Forest partners. 

The selected intern will also be offered the opportunity to earn academic credit through OSU-Cascades. If interested, the intern can enroll in NR 410, a 3-credit independent study class in collaboration with the Natural Resource Program at OSU-Cascades.  Students enrolled in NR 410 will work with an OSU-Cascades faculty supervisor to complete all tasks associated with academic credit requirements. Internship credits may be available with other OSU-Cascades programs; the prospective student is encouraged to check in with that program’s coordinator about internship credit possibilities.

Further Requirements

This internship requires 3 letters of reference.

Lift Requirements

 Physical ability to hike up to three miles on uneven terrain while wearing a 10-20 pound backpack.


Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Website:
https://www.upperdeschuteswatershedcouncil.org/
Internship Title
Upstream Explorers Internship
AreaIndustry
BendEducation
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
18Eligible to receive a reimbursement for education-related expenses up to $1,500.
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
1Yes
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
Yes2021-06-01
Start DateEnd Date
2021-06-212021-08-26
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
5-10 hours per week when camp is not in session and 30 hours per week during June 21st- 24th, July 26th- 29th, and August 23rd- 26thYes
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
NoYes

Description
Internship Summary:
In partnership with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is offering an educational internship opportunity. The intern will play an active role in assisting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council with many aspects of our summer watershed education program. The intern will work closely with the Watershed Council Education Director and Education Coordinator to help deliver watershed education activities and events throughout the summer. Utilizing strong communication skills, and enthusiasm for teaching, and an interest in natural resources, the intern will have valuable opportunities to assist with a diversity of elements within the Watershed Council’s education program. Educational program delivery will include: organizing educational supplies and summer camp materials, supervising children ages 6-12 during camp activities, assisting children with trail etiquette and safe hiking protocols, helping facilitate streamside learning activities, and developing watershed educational materials and activities. The intern will also have multiple opportunities to connect with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, assist with collaborative events, and network with Children’s Forest partners.
 
General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): The intern will spend the majority of his/her time as an assistant educator during our Upstream Explorers summer camp. The intern will be working with children at streamside locations- hiking, assisting with stream studies, facilitating learning games and activities, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all campers. In addition, the intern will assist with summer camp coordination, organization of camp materials and supplies, communication with parents and guardians, and general summer camp support.
 
Requirements:
1.     Interest in non-traditional education programs.
2.     Enthusiasm for working with students in outdoor education.
3.     Open-minded and positive attitude toward children with all levels of physical ability and emotional development.
4.     Excellent written and oral communication skills.
5.     Physical ability to hike up to three miles on uneven terrain while wearing a 10-20 pound backpack.
6.     Willingness to work outside under all weather conditions and to travel to various summer camp locations throughout Central Oregon (safe, competent driver, insured)
7.     Ability to work independently as well as being a strong team player.
8.     Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
9.     Regular and reliable attendance.
10.   Completed background check.
 
Preferred Qualifications

1.   At least one year of successful work experience in education, natural resources, community development, and/or youth development.

2.   Foundation of knowledge of local conservation and education issues.

 

Educational Aspect

Intern Benefits Include:

The Watershed Council is committed to crafting this position into a significant learning experience for the selected applicant. The intern will receive hands-on experience in summer camp coordination and field-based education. The intern will also have opportunities to network with formal and non-formal educators and Children’s Forest partners. 

The selected intern will also be offered the opportunity to earn academic credit through OSU-Cascades. If interested, the intern can enroll in NR 410, a 3-credit independent study class in collaboration with the Natural Resource Program at OSU-Cascades.  Students enrolled in NR 410 will work with an OSU-Cascades faculty supervisor to complete all tasks associated with academic credit requirements. Internship credits may be available with other OSU-Cascades programs; the prospective student is encouraged to check in with that program’s coordinator about internship credit possibilities.

Further Requirements

This internship requires 3 letters of reference.

Lift Requirements

 Physical ability to hike up to three miles on uneven terrain while wearing a 10-20 pound backpack.


Area Coordinator

Larry Holeman
larry@edcoinfo.com
541-815-5005