Up to two internships will be available through the William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center
- Maintenance of the Titus Creek Restoration Site, including removal of invasive species, trimming plants, and securing ground cloths; talk about the Titus Creek Restoration Site and your program of study with interested community members and perspective students as requested
- Assist with conservation work being done by other agencies and organizations, including (but not limited to) fish salvages and restoration work through the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
- Work with WWCC and WEC staff to promote and trial an irrigation auditing service for regional homeowners, businesses, and/or agriculturists to promote and support water conservation efforts
- Help develop, maintain, and/or present Water & Environmental Center education, interpretive and communication resources, including staffing displays and hands-on activities, updating print resources, creating Facebook posts, and website data entry as assigned
- Assist and/or instruct K-12 students who visit the Water & Environmental Center about coursework from your program of study at WWCC as requested (successful applicants must pass a background check)
- Work will take place in both indoor and outdoor working conditions. Indoor work will be done at the Water & Environmental Center. Outdoor work will take place in all weather conditions.
- Students in WWCC Water or Agriculture degree programs preferred
- C or better in all currently enrolled courses
- Ability to operate weed eater and lawn gator
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to communicate clearly both written and orally
- Ability to traverse streams and riparian habitat
- Ability to work independently and problem solve
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
- Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment
- Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for this position
- Unofficial transcript and documentation of grades in currently enrolled classes (grade printouts from Canvas or notes from individual instructors)
- One page essay describing how you would make a positive impact on the community and improve the restoration site and interpretive materials through your work as a Titus Creek Summer Intern, as well as what you hope to learn from this internship
Printed application materials will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2019. Application materials can be dropped off at Melissa’s office (Room 2015).
|Melissa Holecek||Walla Walla Community College|
|[email protected]||Water & Environmental Center|
|(509) 524-5208||500 Tausick Way|
|Office 2015||Walla Walla, WA 99362|
Compensation & Schedule:
- Titus Creek Student Interns will be paid at a rate of $12/hour
- Each position will be a minimum of 300 hours; successful applicants may have the opportunity to work additional hours
- The specific start and end dates of the internships will be worked out with successful candidates
- Time off can be arranged
About the WWCC William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center:
Mission: To serve as a place where people with diverse interests and values can learn, share knowledge and work together to create a healthy and sustainable natural environment and thriving local economies.
Since opening its doors in 2007, the William A. Grant Water and Environmental Center (WEC) has worked to bring Walla Walla stakeholders together in a common goal and vision to promote sustainable water and environmental resources. The WEC serves and supports the efforts of stakeholders to resolve complex resource issues and concerns through education and collaboration, serving as a place of learning and stewardship for all community members. The work of the WEC is multidimensional in approach and responsive to the emerging natural resource and outreach needs of the Walla Walla region.