Get Involved: INTERNSHIPS
Friends of Cabin John Creek is looking for talented go-getters who love working for a good cause and learning new skills. As a FoCJC intern, you will gain valuable hands-on work experience, learn about the challenges and threats facing our watershed and, at the same time, make a difference for the environment.
As a small non-profit organization, we have the ability to be flexible and seek interns who are, too. We are looking for passionate individuals who are responsible and self-motivated, and can work on a team, and help us in our expanding conservation efforts.
FoCJC's internship program offers on-the-job training in a variety of watershed management issues and tasks. Areas of focus will depend on intern skills and interests, but may include support for stormwater management, field science projects, environmental education, event planning, volunteer engagement, data management and analysis, and environmental advocacy.
Meet our Interns!
Summer Internship Opportunities
Position available June to August 2016, with a 6- to 8-week commitment of 10-15 hrs/wk.
A stipend is available to qualified applicants, up to $500, depending on time commitment.
Interns work directly with FoCJC staff and volunteers.
FoCJC is seeking intern support for our Stormwater Solutions program, which seeks to reduce the harmful effects of rain and snow run-off to the Cabin John Creek Watershed. As the number and intensity of summer and winter storms increase, the impact of rainwater and snow melt running off roofs and driveways, through yards and streets, and into creeks is also increasing. Sediment, pesticides, fertilizer, soil, detergents, pet waste, and other pollutants are washed into the creek, where they stress and damage the ecosystem. The Stormwater Solutions program is focused on increasing awareness of these issues, as well as establishing good stormwater management practices on properties in the CJC Watershed.
As an FoCJC Intern, you will also likely support the planning and organizing of water and ecosystem stewardship events. Additionally, you may be involved in public awareness programs, such as creation of stormwater educational materials, e-newsletters, and web content.
Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and independent worker
Strong communication skills
Proven ability to work effectively as a team member
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, possibly including some weekends
Able to do light physical labor outdoors (e.g., rain barrel installation, creek trail hiking/mapping)
Available to work 10 - 15 hours/week
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Must provide personal computer with Internet access and productive work location
Reliable transportation and ability and willingness to travel locally when required
FoCJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, or sexual orientation.