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Clean Water Ambassadors Internship

WHAT: The 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 15 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 (2022): July 5 – August 17 (30 hours/week), followed by 40+ hours during the next school year.

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 $17.72 per hour.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Exposure to careers and skills related to: water quality, wastewater & stormwater management, communications, community involvement, education, engineering, and ecological restoration
  • Learn about environmental and social justice issues by participating in field trips and workshops
  • Public speaking and professional written communications
  • Using data collection equipment for water quality monitoring
  • Working in both office and field environments
  • Independent professional work and time management
  • Working with diverse peers in small groups
  • Project management: Develop and implement project proposals designed for your school and community
How to Apply:

Visit the King County jobs website and search for “Clean Water Ambassador.” The application is open April 1 – May 10. We strongly encourage applicants who are new to exploring environmental topics and/or who are from communities that are underrepresented in environmental careers.

Questions? Email education@mtsgreenway.org.