POSITION TITLE: Education Intern

PROGRAM: Marysville School District/ Jones Creek 

Organization Background: Sound Salmon Solutions (SSS) is a local non-profit that works to restore salmon in the Stillaguamish, Snohomish and south Island County watersheds.  We work towards this mission through implementing habitat restoration projects and providing community education and engagement. SSS hosts year round educational programs that vary depending on the season.

Position Description: During fall, winter, and spring SSS teach local area elementary through high school age students about water quality, erosion, macroinvertebrates, and habitat restoration concepts. The intern would assist with educating youth in both the classroom settings and on field trips. All curriculum SSS teaches is hands-on and focused on experiential learning. The majority of field lessons occur from Oct - Nov and Feb-June. The intern would be assisting with the lessons occurring in April and May of 2016. 

There is potential for involvement in other aspects of our work depending on the intern’s area of interest, i.e. assisting with volunteer events.

Benefits:

 Hands-on teaching experience with youth, and potentially adults
 Teaching both in a classroom and outside in the field
 Familiarity with how a small nonprofits operates
 Networking with environmental professionals
 Increase knowledge of PNW salmonids, habitat requirements, and water quality concerns

Internship Details: The minimum need for the internship is approximately 8-10 weeks during April and May 2016, with the potential for a longer internship as needed.  The intern is expected to be available to teach 10-20 hours per week; we will work with student to set schedule that works best for the program needs and as the intern’s schedule allows. Most of the education programs occur Monday- Thursday from 8:00am-3:00pm. The internship is unpaid, but a mileage per diem will be available to assist in offsetting the cost of driving to and from the office located in Lake Stevens, WA.

Eligibility Requirements:

 Current driver’s license, clean driving record, and dependable transportation (must be able to get to SSS office in Lake Stevens)
 At least 18 years old
 Ability to work effectively independently or on a team
 Ability to lift up to 50lbs safely
 Able to work outside in all weather conditions, often over uneven ground
 Submit to and pass a background check for working with children
 Have a flexible schedule and able to work weekdays

Desired Qualifications:

 Demonstrated interest in outdoor education, environmental stewardship, and/or early childhood education
 Comfortable speaking and interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and languages
 Effective written & oral communication skills
 Prior knowledge/ interest in the recovery of Pacific NW salmonids and their habitat requirements

**Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Martha Moritz at s