The UVM Watershed Alliance (UVM WA) aims to increase awareness and knowledge of watershed issues in Vermont youth. 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 as a Watershed Educator.
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 or more hours between March and early June (spring season), or between late August and early November (fall season), to fulfill the requirements to receive 1 internship credit or receive payment as a temporary employee ($11/hr). Travel costs are reimbursed. Work-study is available for those who qualify.
If interested, please fill out the Watershed Educator Application and upload your resume, and submit it online.
“I am so grateful that the UVM Watershed Educator position gave me the chance to explore the field of environmental education. As an Environmental Studies major, I’ve always been very interested in pursuing environmental education, but I’ve never had the chance to try it. Being a Watershed Educator not only allowed me to test out the field, but also gave me valuable experience to use when I apply for jobs in the future."
If you have any questions about the position, please contact:
802-859-3086 ext. 340
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory
Watershed Alliance Office Room #114
3 College St.
Burlington, VT 05401