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Environmental Education Internship

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Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is seeking a college student or recent graduate to help facilitate the Refuge’s 4th Grade Environmental Education Program. The intern’s primary responsibilities are to help facilitate all things 4th Grade, including working directly with students, teachers and a dedicated pool of local volunteer instructors. When not in the classroom, the intern will use their creativity to prepare and conduct weekly public outreach programs. Learn more about the Refuge program.

Dates: February 9th – May 31st, 2014 (16 weeks).

Location: Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, Long Beach, WA.

Duties include 

  • Prep materials for classroom visits and instructor training (10%)
  • Coordinate volunteer instructors (scheduling, training, feedback) (20%)
  • Serve as Lead or Co-Lead for Classroom Lessons (40%)
  • Serve as co-coordinator for Field Trips (5%)
  • Collect and compile program feedback from teachers, instructors and students (5%)
  • Create and present weekly public outreach programs/events (20%)

Compensation & Benefits 

  • A stipend of $1600 ($100/week) will be awarded to the intern.
  • Housing is provided; intern will need a vehicle for transportation to and from the Refuge Office.
  • The Refuge will provide the intern with a uniform shirt, fleece shirt and rubber boots.
  • The intern will receive hand’s on experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities

A Successful Applicant is a self-starter, independent, works well with others, and has experience working with children and public speaking. The intern is required to pass a background clearance.

How to Apply: 

Submit college transcript(s), resume, three references, and a letter of intent which includes a discussion of qualifications, experience and professional goals to:

Nancy Holman, Visitor Services Manager

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex

3888 State Route 101

Ilwaco, WA 98624 


Page Photo Credits — Local students explore the Refuge - ©Dr. Madeline Kalbach
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2013
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