Teaching Assistant /Environmental Educator

Wednesday, March 22nd from 12:00am to Friday, June 9th, 2017 12:00am (ET)
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The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is seeking an Education Intern to support all aspects of our educational and outreach programs. For over 10 years, the WRWC has delivered environmental educational programming to youth and adults in the effort to revitalize the Woonasquatucket River and its surrounding neighborhoods.  Our program partners include cities and towns surrounding the Woonasquatucket River, the Providence After School Alliance (PASA), local community centers and non-profits, local K-12 schools, colleges and universities. All of our educational programs on the lower river (in Johnston, North Providence and Providence) stem from a program called the “Dos and Don’ts of the Woonasquatucket River”, a public safety program developed in partnership with the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, we have developed and teach from “Fish in the Classroom,” “River Adventurers,” “Environmental Leaders,” “River Rangers Job Training,” and an “Active Watershed Education, It’s AWEsome!” curricula.  The Education Intern will work in collaboration with the Education Director and WRWC staff to teach and improve upon our educational curricula and outreach materials and bring these programs to the community.


Time commitment:  March to June with opportunities to extend through July and August, 10 to 20 hours per week.  We can be flexible on time.


Compensation:  Preference would go to an internship for credit or a Brown University LINK/SEW Award; however, we would consider a work-study or stipend arrangement.


Primary responsibilities:

·         Assist with all aspects of the WRWC’s educational programming including:

o   curricula review, revision and expansion

  • Teach  or assist with teaching scheduled classes using existing curriculum
      • Fish in the Classroom
      • River Adventurers through PASA
      • Environmental Leaders through PASA and the Met School

·         Assist with procurement of all program supplies


Position qualifications:

·         Courses taken in Education and/or Environmental Studies;

·         Be in pursuance of an educational or environmental career;

·         Competency in basic Microsoft Office software;

·         Comfortable working with a diverse group of people;

·         Ability to work some afternoon days;

·         Excellent written communication skills;

·         Excellent phone and people skills;

·         Provide at least two professional references;

·         Can transport self reliably within Providence.


Preferred qualifications (not required):

·         Experience with environmental or science education;

·         Experience presenting to large groups;

·         Some Spanish language skills;

·         Experience working within a diverse community.


Email resume and cover letter to jobs@wrwc.org or mail to WRWC, 45 Eagle St, Providence, RI 02909. 

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