The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska — successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality research, restoration, and education programs. KWF is seeking several highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students for its summer 2013 internship program.
Research & Restoration Interns
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants will have an excellent academic record pursing a degree in engineering, the sciences or any other field relevant for KWF’s work, as well as a demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for environmental protection. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Interns will work on a variety of environmental projects, from the fieldwork stage to data analysis to report writing. Interns must be motivated, team-oriented and able to do physically demanding field work in backcountry areas. Interns should have a healthy respect for the risks of working in bear country.
Outdoor Education Intern
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The outdoor education intern must have great enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to work with kids aged 6-12. Prior experience working with children or in outdoor education is definitely a plus. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: The intern will assist KWF’s education specialist with planning and conducting environmental summer day camp programs for kids aged 6-12.
Stream Watch Volunteer Program Intern
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Do you have excellent communication skills in conjunction with strong organizational skills? Are you pursuing a degree in education and/or environmental science? Are you interested in fostering environmental stewardship in others? If so, you would be a good candidate for the Stream Watch Volunteer Program Intern position.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: The intern will assist the Stream Watch Program Coordinator in volunteer coordination and support while completing river stewardship projects for this award winning peer-to-peer environmental education program.
COMPENSATION: All interns are provided with round-trip airfare from the contiguous US, free housing with a local host family, access to a vehicle, and an hourly wage commensurate with experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are due Friday December 7, 2012. Interested students should email the following documents in PDF or MSWord format to Mr. Bill Garthwaite at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a detailed resume which includes GPA or class rank; (2) contact details for three references; and (3) a ONE PAGE cover letter that discusses why you are applying to KWF, what skills you would bring, and what you hope to learn from the internship. Please specify which internship you are applying for in your email subject heading.