Mar 22, 2023

We’re Hiring Seasonal Interns

Application period: March 22 – April 3, 2023


Title: Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern

Reports to: Noah Jenkins – Riparian Program Manage, Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Status: Paid internship ($525 for the full season) with potential for school credit. Schedule is flexible. Intern must complete a minimum of 40 hours of work to qualify for stipend. Work days are set during the week dependent on cohort schedules.

Location: Johnson Creek Watershed Council – 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland OR 97202


Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will work in priority private and public natural areas that harbor garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), an introduced plant species that threatens the health of riparian areas throughout the Johnson Creek watershed. With training, a Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will identify and remove this species under the supervision of the Riparian Program Manager. Interns will gain experience with invasive species control methods, habitat restoration, field work, landowner outreach, environmental nonprofit management, and more. 

Position Description: 

Working as part of the Garlic Mustard Task Force, a Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will survey private and public natural areas in the watershed, identify and remove invasive garlic mustard at least three days a month, for eight hours at a time, over a period of three months. 

General Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Attend orientation/training day in early April  2023
  • Commit to 40 hours of volunteer service over the course of three months 
  • Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions 
  • Report to sites (office or field locations) on time and prepared for the conditions (appropriate gear, etc.)
  • Report hours and work quantifiables monthly to JCWC 


  • If 100 or more hours are completed in this program, Invasive Species Control Intern will receive a U.S. Presidential Service Award
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of native and invasive plants 
  • Connection and familiarity with Johnson Creek watershed 
  • Learn on-the-ground restoration techniques and gain field application experience

TO APPLY: Fill out our Internship Application no later than April 3rd, 11:59 pm. Email Sara at [email protected] with any questions. 

Johnson Creek Watershed Council is committed to a diverse workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.