The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is partnering with the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to hire 12 high school-aged interns for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year. The Clean Water Ambassadors will learn the myriad ways to take action to protect clean water in our region and inform their peers and community about clean water issues, including healthy salmon streams and wastewater treatment. See our 2019 flyer here: Clean Water Ambassador Flyer. For seven weeks in the summer, interns learn about human and natural water systems while honing professional communication and leadership skills. Each intern creates a portfolio that includes community project proposals and stream survey data. Each intern gives a final presentation to staff, partners, and community members. During the school year, they work another 40+ hours on projects that make an impact back in their own communities.
Internship Focus: water systems, environmental health, communications and professional development
- Develop communication skills: interviewing professionals, community education, speaking and writing, Microsoft office programs
- Learn environmental work through field trips that focus on environmental issues and careers
- Develop project ideas and proposals designed for your school and community
START AND END DATES
Summer: July 1 – August 15, 2019
School year: September 2019 – May 2020
Close to $16 per hour and an ORCA card
Applicants must be high school-aged and at least 15 years old on July 1, 2019. Competitive applicants will have participated in at least one of the following:
- A Greenway Trust education program
- A Greenway Trust volunteer event
- A King County wastewater treatment plant tour
- A King County WTD career event
- Career presentation by a Greenway Trust or King County WTD staff
Applications will be available April 1-May 15, 2019 at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please email Becca Kedenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Since 1991, collaboration and hard work have tested and strengthened the vision of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. We have proven to this region and the rest of the nation that collaborative conservation, convening a broad-based and inclusive coalition of partners, can effect positive change.
Enhancing people’s connections to nature drives the Greenway mission. Our coalition of community members, businesses, government agencies, and donors is joined together by the ethos that when we have meaningful connections with our natural surroundings, we are healthier and happier, our communities are stronger and more equitable; our lives are better.
ABOUT THE KING COUNTY WASTEWATER TREATMENT DIVISION
King County WTD’s mission is to protect public health and enhance the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources for the Puget Sound region. King County WTD treats a total average of 175 million gallons of wastewater each day at our five treatment plants. We recognize the value hiding in urban waste streams and have developed safe and effective recycled products captured from the wastewater treatment process, such as recycled water, biosolids and biogas.
King County is working to recruit a workforce that is fair, inclusive and representative of the diverse demographics of our region. You can learn more about WTD vision, mission and goals here.
King County and the Greenway Trust value diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. King County and the Greenway Trust are equal opportunity providers.