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DC EnvironMentors Program Coordinator Internship 2014-15

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s DC EnvironMentors program is currently hiring for a part-time, paid intern position to assist in program coordination of the Washington, DC EnvironMentors program.

About NCSE

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, which works to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. To learn more about NCSE, please visit: http://www.ncseonline.org/

About EnvironMentors

EnvironMentors works to achieve the program's mission, “to mentor and motivate high school students underrepresented in the sciences as they conduct scientific research and acquire skills that will allow them to build careers and become active stewards of their communities and the environment.”

DC EnvironMentors is the flagship program of thirteen nation-wide EnvironMentors chapters.  DC EnvironMentors pairs DC high school students (from various wards and high schools) with passionate and inspiring environmental/science mentors whom work or study within the capital region. Together, students and mentors develop a close relationship while developing a rigorous science research project based on an environmental issue that interests the student. Throughout the program, students and mentors share memorable experiences in the outdoors on field trips, while students also get prepared for college. The program concludes in May with students presenting their research to judges at a local science fair to compete for college scholarships.

Please visit our DC Chapter webpage to learn more about the DC EnvironMentors program:

http://ncseonline.org/programs/education-careers/environmentors/chapters/dc-chapter

DC EnvironMentors Program Coordinator Intern description & duties:

This internship consists of assisting the DC EnvironMentors Program Manager in program coordination. This internship is ideal for someone who is interested in learning and practicing program coordination skills, how to design and implement a hands-on environmental science education program, and how to collaborate with local environmental/science partners.

Duties include:

  • Help research potential collaborating, speakers, and sponsoring entities
  • Assist with outreach to potential environmental/science/university partners
  • Communicate (email, phone, text, social media) to students, mentors and partners
  • Help maintain and update program schedule/calendar
  • Assist with development of environmental science workshops and meetings (content, activities, presentation, curriculum, etc.)
  • Prepare materials and resources for weekly workshops, meetings and/or events
  • Assist with workshop/meeting/event set up and break down
  • Track student and mentor attendance, contact hours and other information in a database
  • Promote and market program via social media and update website
  • Other related duties, as needed by program manager

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a degree seeking (master’s or bachelor’s) program related to environmental/sustainability studies or science
  • Must have taken at least one college-level science course
  • Professional communication skills (writing, speaking)
  • Academic or scientific research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of tasks
  • Ability to manage time and priorities
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to be creative and follow through with ideas
  • Desire to work with people of all ages, including teenagers
  • Passion for science and environmental education

Schedule/Pay Rate: 15-20 hours per week at $14/hour. Weekday schedule is flexible, however, must be available Wednesday afternoons/evenings and occasional Saturdays. Must be able to commit to internship from October 27th, 2014 (flexible 1-2 weeks start date) to June 5th, 2015 (7 months).

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resume along with a cover letter* ASAP to Sarah Catchot at scatchot@ncseonline.org. Title the subject line “INTERNSHIP: DC EM Program Coordinator Intern Position – (Your name)”.

*Please address the following in your cover letter (in 3 brief paragraphs):

  • a)     why you are interested in working for the DC EnvironMentors program
  • b)    what skills, interests, or previous experience you have that make you a good fit for this position
  • c)     what you hope to gain from this internship (how it will help you with your educational and/or career goals)

 

 

 

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