District Hiring Summer Intern

Join our team! The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is hiring a summer intern to provide support to education & outreach activities and other program areas.

Job Posting: Intern

Application Due Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Position Title: Intern
Position Status: Temporary
Reports To: District Administrator/Program and Project Manager
Salary: $14-$15/hour
Hours: 15-30 hours/week with occasional weekend and evening work
Term: May through September

Fish survey on Normandale Lake
Intern assisting with a fish survey


Candidate will develop/enhance their knowledge of watershed management, natural resources and local government, while providing support for the District’s education & outreach program and regulatory program. This position will also provide support for day to day office and building activities such as organization of District files and documents, room set-up, and outdoor site maintenance.


  • Assist with the implementation of District education and outreach program activities, including, but not limited to:
    • Promote education programs and coordinate registration and logistics.
    • Assist education staff with the preparation and evaluation of education programs, including school and group programs, tabling events, etc.
    • Lead environmental activities and programs and assist others in delivering them. This will include evening and weekend hours.
    • Help coordinate programs and activities at the District office, Discovery Point.
    • Provide direction to volunteers during select education events.
    • Participate in public outreach pertaining to current and future District capital projects.
    • Develop program fliers, fact sheets, and brochures.
  • Assist with the care of the District’s five-acre office site including maintenance of raingardens, landscaping, and helping with other various projects.
  • Help staff in developing and maintaining relevant information on the District’s website.
  • Assist with the District’s cost share grant program by conducting site visits to past grant projects (e.g., shoreline buffers and raingardens), including contacting grantees to determine project status, updating documents, organizing and filing grant information, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Support the regulatory program by performing routine tasks, especially drafting communications, permit tracking, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Perform field work, including assisting with carp assessment and fisheries projects
  • Office duties including word processing, filing, copying, mailing, email correspondence, research and information gathering, photography, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • High school diploma; currently enrolled or successfully earned a bachelor or graduate degree in water and natural resources management, environmental education, landscape architecture, urban planning, geography, engineering, or related field. Graduates may also apply.
  • Ability to work independently and within a coordinated team framework
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative in completing and organizing work assignments
  • Candidate must be confident in conflict resolution skills
  • Valid driver’s license and own means of transportation for business purposes
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator and ArcGIS is preferred.


Mail or email letter of interest and resume by Friday, February 28, 2020 to:
Randy Anhorn, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, 12800 Gerard Drive, Eden Prairie MN  55346


NMCWD 2020 Intern Position Description