HELP PROTECT THE NOOKSACK RIVER
River Steward Internships for Summer 2010
Nooksack River Stewards Program:
A collaboration between the United States Forest Service and
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), this program is designed to
provide salmon-focused environmental educational opportunities to recreational
users of the upper portions of the Nooksack
River, focusing on Forest
Service properties. Interpretive
displays, booths, signage, one-on-one contacts, presentations, handouts,
brochures, campfire talks, and river walks will be used to reach out to
recreational users to increase their knowledge of fishing regulations,
salmonids found in the river, salmon habitat requirements, and stewardship
River Steward Internship
Interns are needed to work with a team of NSEA staff and volunteer
River Stewards to coordinate this public educational outreach program. These are field-based positions located in
the upper reaches of the Nooksack
River. Internship positions with the River Stewards program open May 10th, 2010 and are open until filled.
Team Work: River Stewards must be responsible,
respectful, and able to work well with others.
Time Availability: River Stewards must be able to work between 10-30
hours per week from mid-June through early October, with July through September
being the primary focus. Shifts take place during
daytime hours, Friday through Sunday. Hours can be used as
internship credits at WWU or other educational institutions with advisor's
Education/Experience: Interns should have some knowledge of salmonids,
salmonid habitat, stewardship ethics, and experience in environmental
education, environmental policy, and some experience in hiking and outdoor
recreation. Interns should have strong work ethics and work well with others as
River Stewards are expected to work in teams.
Transportation: River Stewards must be able to get to NSEA's
office location and carpool from there to the river locations. Personal transportation is desirable, but not
necessary, and all mileage used toward this program will be reimbursed at $0.505
Trainings: Trainings are provided and will be scheduled
for early June. Weekly check-in meetings
through the summer will be scheduled as well.
To apply or for
more information, please contact Lindsay Taylor at 360-715-0283 x 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.