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Clean Water Ambassadors Internship

WHAT: The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust partners with King County Wastewater Treatment Division offer a paid internship experience for a cohort of high school interns to learn about local environmental issues, solutions, and careers focused on clean water in our region.

WHO: For high school youth at least 16 years old. We strongly encourage applicants who are new to exploring environmental topics and/or who are from communities that are underrepresented in environmental careers.

WHEN (2023): July 17 – August 18 (28 hours/week, Monday-Friday).

WHERE: Interns meet in downtown Seattle on Monday-Thursday. ORCA cards are provided. On Fridays, interns meet remotely using laptops (which can be provided).

BENEFITS: Earn $18.43 per hour.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Learn about environmental and social justice issues by participating in field trips and workshops
  • Improve communication skills through interviewing professionals, public speaking, and professional writing
  • Create and implement a plan for teaching about clean water to your community next school year
  • Exposure to careers and skills related to: water quality, wastewater & stormwater management, communications, community involvement, education, engineering, and ecological restoration
  • Working in both office and field environments
How to Apply:

Visit the King County jobs website and search for “Clean Water Ambassador.” The application is open April 15 – May 15. We strongly encourage applicants who are new to exploring environmental topics and/or who are from communities that are underrepresented in environmental careers.

Learn More:

Attend an online information session or online career event.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email education@mtsgreenway.org.