Opportunities for Undergraduate Students Abound
UVM Watershed Alliance offers internship, work-study, and service learning opportunities to support our educational programming. Each spring and fall, we hire 4 - 6 undergraduate students who are interested in water resources and watershed education, and would like to gain experience teaching in the field and classroom by serving as a Watershed Educator for our Stream Monitoring and Stewardship Program.
Watershed Educators receive training in stream ecology and watershed science, group management in the field and classroom, and teaching science as inquiry. Educators are expected to work 50+ hours between March and early June during the spring season, or between September and late October during the fall season, to fulfill the requirements for 1 internship credit. Travel costs are reimbursed and a small stipend is awarded. Work-study is available for those who qualify.
Program Assistants are hired on a semester-basis and provide support to the program coordinator. Students with curriculum writing, GIS, or website development experience are encouraged to apply. Lastly, if you have a project of particular interest related to watershed education or water quality, contact the Watershed Alliance Coordinator to find out more about additional service learning opportunities.