Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

March 4, 2016

Public service opportunity: Environmental Education Intern

Position title:

Environmental Education Intern


Name of organization:

Sound Salmon Solutions




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.


Time commitment:

10-20 hours per week


Skill requirements:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current driver’s license, clean driving record, and dependable transportation (must be able to get to SSS office in Lake Stevens)
  • Submit to and pass a background check for working with children
  • 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
  • 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


Start date:

April 1, 2016


End date:

May 31, 2016



Lake Stevens, WA


How to apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Martha Moritz at


Supervisor contact info:

Martha Moritz