Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $15.74/hour

We are hiring Summer Camp Educator Interns to be part of our summer camp team! The Summer Camp Educator Intern position is an opportunity to learn under the supervision and guidance of experienced environmental educators. In this role, the Summer Camp Educator Intern will assist with the planning and delivery of WRI Youth Summer Camps. This position is responsible for the safety, enjoyment, and education of summer camp participants. Campers are primarily entering grades 1-6. WRI Summer Camps are structured to spend their days outdoors. This position works as a teammate to other WRI youth programs staff, volunteers, and interns.

This is a seasonal intern position. The Summer Camp Educator Intern will work 32-40 hours/week mid-June through mid-August. Specific start and end dates will be determined based on intern availability and school calendar. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Act as field group instructor during camps
  • Develop curriculum and activities for camps
  • Ensure physical and emotional health and safety of all participants
  • Assist other WRI staff as needed (for example, co-lead an activity with Community Programs Educators)
  • Assist and support volunteers and high school interns
  • Set up and clean-up activities and facilities
  • Collaborate with education staff

The candidate must be self-motivated, outgoing, reliable, punctual, and able to work effectively with the public. All employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the start of employment. 

  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with youth
  • Have an interest in science, environmental studies, nature, or related field and an interest in sharing this subject with other people
  • Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting youth to nature
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and community
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust quickly to changing circumstances
  • Ability to get to Wenatchee River Institute
  • Professionalism with adults and parents
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification by the time camps begin
  • Pass background check

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Central Washington flora & fauna
  • Ability to lead programs in Spanish 

$15.74/hour. Intern housing is available. Housing provided is a private room in shared house on the Wenatchee River. Walking distance to WRI. $600/month rent (deducted from paycheck). Utilities included.

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To Apply
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three reference to Rebecca Ryan ( ). Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible for full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.