River Steward Intern


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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Internship
Job Overview

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) is a nonprofit organization located in Bellingham, WA that educates, inspires and engages the community to take action to keep wild salmon here for future generations.


The Nooksack River Stewards Program is a collaboration between the US Forest Service and NSEA. This program is designed to provide salmonfocused environmental education, restoration, and stewardship opportunities to recreational users of the Nooksack River.

Contingent on changing public health recommendations and COVID-19 related restrictions and closures. Nooksack River Steward Interns are responsible for developing interpretive displays, signage and handouts promoting programs and activities. Interns will help host an outreach booth, which includes talking with visitors about recreation along the Nooksack River and ongoing salmon recovery efforts. Interns lead guided interpretive river walks to all ages, deliver presentations to rafting groups, assist with stewardship projects, and help lead outreach events throughout the summer. Interns should have some knowledge, or willingness to learn, about recreation such as hiking, fishing and boating, along with salmonids, salmon habitat, and stewardship ethics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dependable and works well both independently and within a team
  • Strong passion for outdoor recreation and environmental protection
  • Lift and carry approximately 40 lbs
  • Ability to work primarily outdoors
  • Prior experience in environmental education is preferred

Please send a cover letter, resume and availability to: [email protected]