Priority for Williams College Consideration: Youth Education Internship.
We are seeking candidates from Whitman College for the other position, if they are not able to
fill it, we would be open to candidates from Williams College for that one as well.
Youth Education Internship
7-10 week internship
Preferred Dates: for 7 weeks June 5 – July 21(no flexibility on start/end dates) / for 10 weeks
June 5 – August 10 (limited flexibility on start / end date)
Wallowa Resources is offering a youth education internship with its Youth Stewardship
Education Program (YSEP). Amy Busch, YSEP Coordinator, is the mentor for this internship. The
Youth Education Intern is responsible for providing youth programs for us and with our
partners. For example, this intern is responsible for teaching watershed, renewable energy, or
ecology lessons that are place-based to youth at Chief Joseph Summer Camp, Building Healthy
Families Science Camp, and Community Connection’s Lunch time program. Applicants should
have experience and/or interest in hiking and backpacking in wilderness settings with
teenagers. The intern will help co-lead our summer camping trip and/or backpack (dependent
on internship length). This position will also create family activities for community events, like
the Watershed Festival and Bowlby Bash. The Youth Education intern may also be asked to
participate or help out with a variety of other aspects within the YSEP arm of the organization.
This could include assisting in communication efforts within the community, and/or creating
and enhancing curriculum/lessons for other programs in YSEP (for example writing a 6th grade
reading level piece on salmon).
Specific Qualifications: An ideal candidate has experience or interest in teaching youth (K-8
graders), with an emphasis on the natural environment. Experience or interest in teaching
youth outside (such as outdoor school, afterschool programs, or residential camps) or being a
youth leader for teenagers is desirable. First Aid and CPR certification and experience or
interest in wilderness travel/setting is beneficial.
Natural Resources/Youth Leadership Internship
8-10 week internship
Preferred Dates: May 31 – August 2 (flexibility with end date)
Wallowa Resources is offering a youth leadership internship through its Youth Stewardship
Education Program (YSEP). The primary responsibilities of this intern will be to facilitate and
manage the day to day organization and operations of the High School Apprentice Work
internship (or HAWK program). This will involve working closely with Lindsay Miller, Youth
Education specialist and facilitator of the HAWK program, and being the first point of contact
for the 4-5 high school students involved in the summer internship. The HAWK internship
exposes high school students (11-12th graders) to the natural resources field through direct work and field experience. This internship is unique in that it will give the participant
experience in leading and facilitating a group of youth interns, as well as exposure to the
natural resources field and the inner workings of a successful non-profit. Our hope is that the
Natural resources/Youth Leadership intern will become an integrated part of the staff team. In
addition to the primary goal of managing the high school students, the Natural
Resources/Youth Leadership intern may also be asked to participate or help out with a variety
of other aspects within the YSEP arm of the organization. This could include helping out at
community events that Wallowa Resources participates in, aiding in communication efforts
within the community, and/or creating and enhancing curriculum/lessons for other programs in
YSEP. Among the other general responsibilities outlined above, the intern will also work closely
with the Youth Education Specialist to develop and create an independent project, to be
completed by the end of the internship.
Specific Qualifications: An ideal candidate has experience or interest in team building and
team facilitation, is mature and can be a good role model to teenage youth, has good written
and verbal communication skills, possesses a positive attitude and willingness to do a variety of
tasks in and out of the office, and has or would like to gain experience managing and working as
part of a team. Experience or an interest in teaching/working with youth in a rugged outdoor
setting (internship may include participation in a short residential outdoor camp and field work)
and being a youth leader for teenagers is desirable. This position will require hiking and field
work in remote wilderness settings. First Aid and CPR certification and experience or interest in
being in wilderness settings is beneficial.