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

Position Title:      Intern
Position Status:   Temporary
Reports To:          Program and Project Manager/Education and Outreach Coordinator
Salary:                  $15.00/hour; This position does not include benefits or paid time off.
Hours:                   24-32 hours/week with monthly weekend and evening work
Type of work:       In-person, with virtual options later in term—see District COVID preparedness plan and current updates
Term:                     May/June-September 2022 (term may be extended through virtual work as available)

Purpose:

Infographic with title: Summer Internship. Picture shows a person smiling and holding a trowel.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.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of District education and outreach program activities, including, but not limited to:
    • Lead environmental activities and programs and assist others in delivering them. This will include evening and weekend hours.
    • Participate in public outreach pertaining to current and future District capital projects.
    • Develop program fliers, fact sheets, and brochures.
    • Promote education programs and assist with program registration and coordination.
    • Assist education staff with the preparation and evaluation of education programs, including school and group programs, tabling events, etc.
    • Help coordinate programs and activities at the District office, Discovery Point.
    • Provide direction to volunteers during select education events.
  • Assist with District’s social media outreach, including developing content, publishing, and scheduling posts, and investigating new platforms.
  • 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; duties may include application processing, grant review, site visits and inspections, and other duties as needed.
  • Support the regulatory program by performing routine tasks, especially drafting communications, permit tracking, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Perform field work, including assisting with monitoring, carp assessment and fisheries projects, fisheries volunteer coordination and training, and equipment coordination.
  • 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 environmental education, water and natural resources management, landscape architecture, urban planning, geography, engineering, communication, or related field.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to walk up to 2 miles on paved and unpaved surfaces
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator and ArcGIS is preferred.

Application:

Mail or email letter of interest, resume, and three references by Monday, February 21, 2022 to:

Gael Zembal
gzembal@ninemilecreek.org
office: 952-204-9691 | mobile: 952-658-9104
Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
12800 Gerard Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55346

NMCWD 2022 Intern Position Description