“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
- Benjamin Franklin

The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is dedicated to educating the community. That is why we are proud to offer Summer, Spring, and Fall internships for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in conservation, media, and educational outreach. Current opportunities to intern with PWC are listed below.   

 

Conservation Internship, Summer 2019
 

PWC is offering summer internships for sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate students majoring in Environmental or Biological Sciences.  Interns will assist the Conservation Coordinator with a variety of projects including invasive European water chestnut removal, past project maintenance, stormwater management, native plantings, greenhouse management and other grant projects. Interns will also participate in the Perki-Bay Expedition in June.

This is an intensive and physically demanding 12 week, 30 hours/week program where interns will be given the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the field of conservation, restoration ecology, invasive species management and environmental education. Interns must live locally and have a reliable form of transportation.

  • We are seeking candidates with:

    • A love of the outdoors!

    • The desire for hands-on outdoor field work experience

    • The ability to work independently

    • A strong work ethic

This position has been filled.

 

Conservation Internship, Fall 2019
(STARTING September 2019)

PWC is offering fall internships for sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate students majoring in Environmental or Biological Sciences. Interns will assist the Conservation Coordinator with a variety of projects including the Plant-A-Thon, greenhouse management, past project maintenance, stormwater management, and other grant projects.

This is an intensive and physically demanding 10 week, 15 hours/week program where interns will be given the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the field of conservation, restoration ecology, invasive species management and environmental education. Interns must live locally and have a reliable form of transportation.

  • We are seeking candidates with:

    • A love of the outdoors!

    • The desire for hands-on outdoor field work experience

    • The ability to work independently and with others

    • A strong work ethic

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jkemper@perkiomenwatershed.org

 

Summer Conservation intern, Evan removes water chestnut at Ruth Pond (2016)

Summer Conservation intern, Evan removes water chestnut at Ruth Pond (2016)

Summer Conservation interns, Rachel Krewson and Ashlynn Bean, install a compost station at PWC (2017)

Summer Conservation interns, Rachel Krewson and Ashlynn Bean, install a compost station at PWC (2017)

Our Conservation Team celebrates a successfully completed Perki-Bay Expedition. From left to right: Alexis McClintock (2018 Intern), Jessie Kemper (Conservation Coordinator), Beth Myers (Conservationist), Susan Slawinski (2018 Intern) and Noah Weller (2018 Intern).

Our Conservation Team celebrates a successfully completed Perki-Bay Expedition. From left to right: Alexis McClintock (2018 Intern), Jessie Kemper (Conservation Coordinator), Beth Myers (Conservationist), Susan Slawinski (2018 Intern) and Noah Weller (2018 Intern).

Fall Conservation intern, Steve Mohap, spraying trees to prevent deer browse (2016)

Fall Conservation intern, Steve Mohap, spraying trees to prevent deer browse (2016)

Fall Conservation Intern, Rob Johnson, working with volunteers during our Eagle Lane tree planting (2017)

Fall Conservation Intern, Rob Johnson, working with volunteers during our Eagle Lane tree planting (2017)

Fall Conservation Intern, Rachel Scatterthwaite, planting trees during our Camp Wawa tree planting (2018)

Fall Conservation Intern, Rachel Scatterthwaite, planting trees during our Camp Wawa tree planting (2018)