Temporary part-time; flexible work schedule
Priority Deadline: September 8th, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Thurston Conservation District is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and creative educator with a strong interest in youth and environmental education work. 


The South Sound GREEN (SSG) Education Intern will work closely with the SSG staff to bring environmental education programs to youth in Thurston County. The intern will assist with the implementation and teaching of water quality monitoring field- and classroom-based lessons and will support a program that, every year, engages thousands of Thurston County students in hands-on scientific testing. Interns are not expected to be experts in education or environmental science. This temporary internship position begins September 2023 and ends December 2023 with the possibility to extend.

• Strong interest in educating K-12 youth in classroom and field-based settings.
• Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to complete projects on time.
• Experience/Interest in utilizing Microsoft Suite software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher).
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Must pass a background check for working with youth and in schools.
• Knowledge of or interest in environmental science, natural history, and water quality.
• Valid WA State Driver’s License or ability to obtain one.


Here at Thurston Conservation District our employees and the people we serve come from all walks of life. All employees, interns, and volunteers receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Please let us know if you need accommodation to participate in the application process.


This intern position is a temporary position with flexible work hours between 20-40 hours per week. Thurston Conservation District can work with school or program internship requirements to support interns to meet their academic goals and requirements. Local travel, occasional evening and weekend hours are possible and negotiable. A computer, access to the internet and Microsoft Word or Open Office, and the ability to use video conferencing software are necessary to complete the internship.


Please submit the following in your application package:

  1. Resume, including relevant work experiences and course experience
  2. Cover letter sharing how this specific internship helps meet your academic or personal goals
  3. Two (2) professional/educational references
  4. If relevant, a copy of your school’s internship

Your cover letter is not to exceed one page. Letters of recommendation may be included. Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews may begin prior to the application deadline.

Send electronically (please no paper copies) to: sbishop@thurstoncd.com. Please include South Sound GREEN Intern – YOUR NAME in the subject line by the priority deadline of September 8th, 2023.