We are hiring for our fall intern cohort!
Our internships give young professionals a chance to shine in the environmental nonprofit scene, using and developing their skills and creativity to connect the community with the watershed. After graduating, our interns have gone on to work with public agencies, private companies, and nonprofits!
Here are the available positions for our fall cohort:
Watershed Engagement (4 positions) –
Supports the volunteer program via:
Event preparation, community engagement, donations, media, managing
volunteer data, representing JCWC at public meetings and events
Social Media (1 position) –
Supports JCWC via:
Crafting consistent, compelling, professional messaging and campaigns on
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, some photography
Check out the nitty gritty on the position descriptions all HERE and apply on our website! Please be specific so we know what position you’re applying for!
Group interviews will be held for watershed engagement and social media candidates in early September.
Thanks much-looking forward to your applications!
Courtney and Adrienne
JCWC Volunteer Team
Thank you to our Interns of 2018!
Our interns make our work possible, doing so many things including spreading the word about JCWC, supporting events, acquiring donations, and entering the data that makes the volunteer program run like a well-oiled machine. THANK YOU TO OUR INCREDIBLE INTERNS!
Amanda Holmes: A Fisheries and Wildlife student through Oregon State University, her focus is on sustainability, ecology, conservation and management application. Amanda supported our outreach efforts for Watershed Wide as a watershed engagement intern.
Ceana Pacheco: An Environmental Studies student at Portland State University Ceana has also worked on research projects with the USDA. Ceana supported our outreach efforts for earth day, watershed wide, science talks, and managed our donations acquisition work for the winter and spring.
Michelle Faulkner: An Environmental Studies student at Portland State University, Michelle rocked our social media internship in the spring. She managed our annual celebration social media campaign and developed a new educational campaign on DIY watershed conservation methods. Aside from her social media duties, she never missed an intern shift, attended every weekend event, and also managed donations acquisition!!! Rock on, Michelle!
Tyler Clouse: In a career shift from environmental consulting management for telecommunications projects, Tyler is interested in pursuing environmental outreach and education. He explored the nonprofit side of conservation with us at the council, supporting our outreach efforts for watershed wide as a watershed engagement intern.
Robyn Apley: Creating her own major, Art and Ecology, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Robyn is interested in the interconnectivity of water, biota, and humans. She is our summer social media intern, incorporating her aesthetic and organizational skills with her passion for the environment. Also, she is helping our high school interns run the T-Shirt art contest.
Ana Arroyo-A soon-to-be-sophomore at Reynolds High School, Ana is very open and outgoing, and can easily start conversation with anyone, in English or Spanish. . A dedicated member of the Lents Youth Initiative, she has strong convictions, and loves to take leadership. She has been supporting the council’s clean up t-shirt art contest, connecting with local artists and spreading the word in the community.
Jessica Mains: A soon-to-be junior at David Douglas High School, Jessica is interested in communication and getting more involved in her community. A dedicated member of the Lents Youth Initiative, she has been supporting the council’s clean up t-shirt art contest, connecting with local artists and spreading the word in the community.
Devin Van Leuven: Devin is currently a senior at Portland State University studying Environmental Science with a minor in Biology. As a Watershed Engagement Intern, he specializes in donations requests for our many volunteer and restoration events.
Phuc Le Nguyen: Phuc is a recent graduate of David Douglas High School and member of the Asian Leaders for Liberation of Youth group through the APANO Network. As a Bilingual Nature Intern, he successfully planned a Vietnamese/English tree maintenance restoration event at Powell Butte.
Hannah Scruggs: Hannah is currently a senior at Portland State studying Environmental Studies in hopes of pursuing a Masters in Wildlife Sciences and Conservation. As a Watershed Engagement Intern, she specializes in outreach focusing on volunteer recruitment for our 11th Annual Johnson Creek Cleanup.
Abdulahi Abib: Abdi was born in Somalia, and came to the US in 2014 and graduated from Jefferson high school in 2016. A current student at Mt. Hood community college, he plans to transfer to PSU in the fall of 2018 and is also an avid volunteer with the African Youth Community Organization. As a Bilingual Nature intern, Abdi successfully planned a restoration planting event at Powell Butte last December.
Lucero Perez: Lucero is a soon-to-be Junior at David Douglas High School and a dedicated member of the Lents Youth Initiative. As a Bilingual Nature Intern, she successfully planned a Spanish and English nature walk through Leach Botanical Garden where she educated guests on how plants, people and bugs interact and communicate.
Jess Tyler: Jess received a BA in Philosophy in 2012 from Montana State University in Bozeman, and finished his MS in environmental science from Portland State University in June 2018. He has since served two AmeriCorps terms with the Montana Conservation Corps and the National Civilian Community Corps. As a Lamprey Data Entry Intern, he works to interpret data collected from the JCWC Community Science program and to find new interesting ways we can share this data with the public and our partner organizations on- and offline.
Rita Serralta: Rita is a soon-to-be Junior at St. Mary’s Academy, where she was recently awarded a leadership medal. In the future she would love to be an immigration lawyer. As a Bilingual Nature Intern, she successfully planned a Spanish & English seed planting and nature walk at Leach Botanical Garden.