King County Parks seeks an Undergraduate Intern II to support our Youth Conservation Corps program, from June 28 – August 27, 2021. The Intern II will work closely with the Parks’ Education Coordinator to support leadership of 10 high school students in learning about conservation, environmental justice, and parks and recreation management practices. This learning opportunity will provide the intern to have hands-on experience in assisting with managing program logistics and supporting the Education Coordinator in delivering environmental education programming.
About the Youth Conservation Corp: King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps is a new internship program that will provide environmental learning opportunities for 10 high school-aged youth. This is a seven-week program that runs from July 6 –August 20, 2021. Interns will work with King County Parks & Recreation Division staff at multiple Parks locations to better understand the breadth and depth of environmental justice, conservation, environmental stewardship, and parks and recreation management practices. The program will provide growth and learning opportunities, foster positive work relationships, and support youth in experiencing the work life environment. The King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps strives to support the career interests of a new generation of environmental leaders who represent the diversity of King County’s communities.
Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.
Duration: This internship is from June 28 – August 27, 2021.
About King County Parks: Be a part of King County Parks! King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 28,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/parks.
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Who is Eligible: This position is open to full-time students working toward an undergraduate degree including community college, trade school, etc.
Work Location: This position will alternate between telecommuting and in-person work. Program is based at Steve Cox Memorial Park located at 1321 SW 102, in White Center.
Work Schedule: This part-time position works 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday from June 28 – August 27, 2021. Work hours are from 8 am – 2 pm. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible.
- Job Duties
- Assist the Education Coordinator in leading high school students in restoration projects at various King County Parks.
- Co-facilitate engaging workshops related to the environment and human health.
- Continuously work to create a safe and welcoming environment for all interns, partners, and guests.
- Center equity and intersectional environmentalism throughout all aspects of work.
- Provide logistical support to the Education Coordinator and guest speakers during both virtual and in-person programming.
- Assist with morning preparation and end-of-day tasks to ensure organized programming.
- Prepare and maintain program materials, including tools used for restoration activities.
- Provide opportunities for the high school interns to pursue their own interests and grow as a team.
- Support the Education Coordinator with program evaluation through collecting and entering data.
- Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
The Most Competitive Candidates Will Have:
- Experience working with youth (age 15-18 years old) from diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Experience creating, teaching, or supporting educational curriculum and materials focused on environmental stewardship, environmental justice, or climate change and/or experience supporting youth leadership programming.
- A nuanced understanding of the intersections of power, privilege, and the environment.
Necessary Special Requirements:
- An offer of employment will be contingent on successfully passing reference and criminal and driving background checks.
- Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 bs and walk up to 2 miles on uneven surfaces.
- Curiosity and desire to learn and grow skills in environmental career development for teens.
- Supplemental Information
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
- King County application
- Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position
- Responses to supplemental questions
Union Representation: This position is not represented.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Sahar Arbab, Education Coordinator at email@example.com or 206-276-5773
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